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Friday, 21 October 2016 13:18

Lêka-Lê Fake Liquor a Danger to Our Communities

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It increasingly happens that 'wine' by-products are sold illegally as wine in liquor shops. These illegal liquor products are dumped in the most vulnerable and poor communities in SA; communities already experiencing extremely high levels of alcoholism. We also have the highest rates of Foetal Alcohol Syndrome which is when pregnant mothers consume high levels of alcohol leading to their babies not developing properly.

Heading north into the Kalahari Desert leaving Upington Airport for the 182km trip to our first stop in Askham and then on to Rietfontein another 86km west on the R31, we were really impressed that the roads are in an absolutely superb condition.
A stretch of the R360 road is in fact where test cars with special permits are allowed to drive at up to 250kmh.

Saturday, 15 October 2016 15:52

When Apple Trees Must Fall

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Perhaps this is what is wrong with us as South Africans...
Die appels val nooit ver van die boom nie en die boom bly staan.


We've all watched one woman's bizarre perspective being most likely the only part of the #ScienceMustFall discussion we were exposed to.

Tracy Gore has come up with an innovative way to fund her daughter’s education.

The highly talented designer is a single mother from Cape Town and she simply wants to give her daughter the best in life, including the best possible education.

Monday, 10 October 2016 19:08

THUG #ChangeTheNarrative

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Coloured men are usually depicted as violent, volatile and criminal. This type of media representations has had a cumulative effect on the community, which experiences a massively disproportionate incarceration rate in South Africa.  

"Thug" is aligned to the global #ChangeTheNarrative campaign which challenges representation of marginal groups in the media.

Wednesday, 05 October 2016 19:05

Comedian Charlie Bruinou is Back With a New Show

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Charlie & Friends, four seasoned comedians, all friends who've delighted audiences across South Africa and even abroad for almost 10 years, will come together to share their stories about how they got their start in the industry.

No, this is not a nostalgic trip down memory lane...
...and do not expect this to be just another run-of-the-mill standup comedy show.
“Charlie & Friends” at the Barnyard Theatre, Rivonia on October 12th at 20.00 is intended to expose the audience to a fresh new format of entertainemnt.

Tuesday, 04 October 2016 22:26

Challenging Media Stereotypes Towards Coloureds

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When the way you are spoken to or spoken about by anyone is based on incorrect assumptions, it invariably would offend you and you would probably grab at the first opportunity to change that.

If most of the striking students were pampered pooches striking for increased privileges or the guarantee of existing privileges it would be another story altogether – but that’s not the case, is it?

What we have here are institutions that were created for a privileged and wealthy minority (indicated by the ridiculously expensive tuition and deposit fees) designed to consign generation after generation of our youth (particularly those from disadvantaged groups) to lives of servitude.

I am constantly asked if I see "so-called coloureds" as another tribe or race in the context of South Africa. Truth is that race is bullshit and a construct... BUT... in South Africa and even in the global context, the various versions of being black exists and is embedded in the way society is structured and thus to ignore that truth is to be fooled into thinking that SILENT COLLECTIVISM will make the black majority MAGICALLY UNITE.

“I dreamed the impossible dream. Deep inside my heart I knew that Skollie is going to make an impact! When I was 70 years old I was blessed with a replica of the OSCAR which takes centre stage on my desk. I manifested this!”  John W Fredericks - Scriptwriter of Noem My Skollie on whose life the film is based.
Holding the genuine statuette in his hands has now become a distinct possibility.

The National Film and Video Foundation (NFVF) announced yesterday that the feature film, Noem My Skollie, currently on circuit in South African cinemas has been nominated as South Africa's official selection to the 89th Annual Academy Awards (Oscars) in the category for Best Foreign Language Film Award.