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Sunday, 08 April 2018 15:16

Jan van Riebeeck - UNPLUGGED

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For many years in our youth under the shadow of Apartheid 6th April was a public holiday called Van Riebeeck’s Day or Founder’s Day... BUT who was the real van Riebeeck?
 Those who place Jan van Riebeeck on a pedestal elevating him to playing a much larger and benevolent role in our past than is factual, and who project him as a fair and blameless man, are often rather ignorant of the bigger picture that make up this man’s life. Few people can present an actual biography of this man and few people have read his detailed journal and his letters from the Cape. In fact his present day supporters are much less honest about what happened, than Jan van Riebeeck himself.
The Traditional and Khoisan Leadership Bill 2015 could give effect to the Western Cape having its own House of Traditional Affairs, which will recognise the Khoisan and their leaders.
The bill is currently before the provincial standing committee on local government in the Western Cape Legislature, with public-participation meetings planned for later this month.
Born in Manenberg on the Cape Flats and raised in Pretoria, Dr Shandré Jansen van Rensburg is the youngest woman ever to have completed her PhD through Unisa.
Nou as jy as dink jy't 'n ideë van wat om te verwag wanneer jy na 'n album luister wat as te ware 'n chronicle is van die pregnant kunstenaar se nege maande verwagting tot en met die geboorte van haar baba, suggest ek nou al dat jy jou preconceived ideas somma met die baby se badwater uitgooi, maar...
 
Voor ek by die actual musiek uitkom gaan ek sommer uit die staanspoor uit bieg...
Thursday, 14 December 2017 13:18

Yellow Ribon Foundation Launched in Eldos

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Eldorado Park anti-drug and community activist Dereleen James who became a prominent and recognisable figure across South Africa when she wrote a heart-wrenching letter to President Jacob Zuma pleading with him for direct assistance in the large-scale Eldorado Park drug crisis has spearheaded the establishment and recent launch of the Yellow Ribbon Foundation.
Winner of the Ghoema2017 Award for Afrikaans Hip Hop Song of the Year, Early B, has just signed a record deal with the prestigious international record label, Universal Music. He joins a long list of successful local and international talent, such as The Voice SA contestants Caroline Grace and Fatman, who also recently got signed by Universal.
Yes, we got an Xclusive Interview with Carmen Xclusive about Her Xciting Career & The Releases of Her Xquisite Christmas Album.
Nowadays well produced Christmas albums by South African artists are by all accounts a rarity and very few among those have that something special that would set them apart from the average offering. Somehow locally produced Christmas albums never seem to make it as alternatives to the ubiquitous age-old Boney-M album or the much loved Mariah Carey Christmas album played everywhere every year.
However... Carmen Xclusive has never been your average singer and this is not an average album.
Sensational Paxton Fielies from Bishop Lavis, Cape Town has won the coveted Idols SA 2017 Title and we have the Official Music Video of her performing her debut single Demonstrate.
"In The Midst Of It All" is a song written a few years ago by the well-known Cape Town Gospel singer Pastor Wilmot Fredericks. Today this song has become an encouragement through hardship and pain for him and his family.
Having a wardrobe that has a disproportionately high number of black items is really not an indication of me being in a constant state of mourning, but it might as well be...
I wear black almost every day, except for today; I didn't...  
People here regularly wear black... We have a lot of funerals to attend...