This is a slightly edited version of the dedication and eulogy I read at my wife's funeral on 12 August 2017. My late wife, Renee Ash, was a critically important person in the development of the website www.bruinou.com as well as the struggle to bring the TV show "Colour TV" to your screens in 2012. I'd just like to acknowledge her, tell our story and let everybody know a bit about what we went through in our lives while building this website and lobbying the SABC for media for Coloured South Africans.
A deliberately crude, vulgar, offensive guide behind the many buzzwords which one will come across in news reports in South Africa today.
This hilarious clip was submitted by a Bruinou.com member and had us laughing till it hurt. It looks like she takes a big bite into a Habanero chilli...which of course, even the bravest spice-loving Durbanites will tell you, is a terrible idea. One small piece of habanero chillis will have your mouth on fire...as it did this lady. Enjoy.
After 25+ years of outright media neglect of the bruinmense, the SABC has done an about turn and has decided to commission a new television show which, for the first time in television history, is aimed squarely at the Coloured community of South Africa. Now, considering that 80% of the national Coloured population speaks Afrikaans, it is therefore only fitting that the show be comprised of 80% Afrikaans content...right?
She's young(ish), hip, cool, talented, outspoken, intelligent, motivated, creative, eloquent and starting soon right here at Bruinou.com. She'll be the one to usher in the new era of Bruinou.com as we flip-the-script and take it to the max here at the people's website that started this gemeenskap thing. Considering all the latest developments: a new TV show aimed at Coloured South Africans and a new editor for Bruinou.com...you know we're up to s omething...BIG!
Watch this space for details.
We're pleased to announce the addition of some slick new functionality to Bruinou.com. You can now comment on any article on Bruinou.com using your Facebook profile. Your comment can then be updated to your Facebook status with a link to the article, allowing all your Facebook friends the opportunity to add their comments as well. You don't need to be a member of Bruinou.com to comment on our articles, just click the article title on our site frontpage and navigate to the bottom of the article where the Facebook commenting system loads.
Good huh!? Now have your say and choon us what-what!!
To those who have been following the developments with SAME (The South African Movement for Equality - www.same.org.za) and its long-running battle with the SABC over the provisioning of a state FM radio station for Coloured South Africans, then this letter is for you. This is the first letter which SAME has released publicly and brings an end to the "good-faith negotiations which SAMe has been having with the SABC thus far. The SABC has shown complete disregard to the needs of the Coloured community and we call on all equality loving South Africans to please read this letter; understand its contents and forward it to your mailing list.
The time for action is NOW!!
SIGN THE PETITION AND SHOW YOUR SUPPORT FOR THIS CRITICALLY IMPORTANT COMMUNITY INITIATIVE!!