Acting Western Cape High Court Judge Leslie Weinkove who in February showed that he clearly has no clue or simply chooses to ignore the impact which Systemic & Structural Racism has on the majority of South Africa's population, especially the very poor who are being displaced in the case he was presiding over, has stepped down from presiding over the Bromwell Street Residents vs The City of Cape Town case.
Amongst all the choas with commuters ransacking stations because of train cancellations, now there are rumours that Metrorail workers are planning to strike.
I thought that they are always on strike and have been striking ever since I can remember. Let's hope that it's just a rumour...
The ticket-verifier at the turnstile stands with her hands in her pockets, the collar of her jacket turned upwards and her head covered in a beany.
She yawns as she gleans over my ticket. I'm not sure whether her eyes are open. I’m not even sure if she is registering the information on the ticket.
To quote POC, “Ek ken ‘n anne kêrel, van Pêrel se werel…” Sy naam was Jaak. Jaak Spraak.
One of my favourite memories of Jaak was in 2006 during the recording of ‘Kom Op’ for Jitsvinger’s debut album Skeletsleutel at our High Voltage Studio in Woodstock.
It was his first major break outside of Paarl, the first of much collaboration that followed, since everyone in the city wanted to work with him. Maybe because his Afrikaans sounded different, born and bred on the ‘wrong’ side of the Berg River, where the middle finger of Afrikaans proudly stands erected as a monumental reminder of colonial subjugation.
Keen and talented young soccer player Travis van Wyk - Julies of Elsies River who plays for the Life Zone Soccer club based in Kensington is among a selected group of their players invited to participate in an Educational, Cultural and Football tour to Sweden from 23 June to 15 July 2017.
The 12 year old has been a top performer at his club for the past three seasons and has received numerous trophies and medals for his efforts.
Die Riel van Hip Hop is a celebration of Riel dance and uses Hip Hop to weave stories of language, identity and culture.
It employs multi-media with graphics by the pioneering graffiti artist, Mak1 to imitate the animated story telling style of Riel dance culture.
"All Trains are running 10 minutes late" Voicemail Lady announces.
We aren’t really paying attention. We are used to this. The train eventually comes rushing into the station, pretending to be on time.
The vibe on board is not too vibrant. Capetonians are affected by the weather and temperatures. Cold and overcast weather in the middle of summer does not encourage us to have spontaneous conversations. We usually become withdrawn on days like this, but today someone luckily breaks the silence.
One of my friends called me the other day to ask what is going on with me and why am I not saying anything on facebook anymore - not even commenting on stuff.
Well, I am not in a very good socialising space over-all right now, so I am not really focussing on the stuff that are making everyone run to the toilet over the last few weeks.
I have no opinion. As far as the 'Junk' status is concerned, I told him - "It's happened before and went right over the heads of the majority, including mainstream media, but the thing here is - I grew up like that - many of us come from 'Junk'.
History has been made in the Cape Town High Court with a 66 page judgement from Judge Denis Davis and the bench of three. The use and cultivation of the cannabis plant in the privacy of your own home has now been deemed constitutional.
Bruinou.com has never overtly condoned or condemned the use of cannabis but we have always taken a stance that the criminalisation of dagga has had a much more devastatingly negative impact on our society than the use thereof could or can ever have.
BruinouTV which is Bruinou.com's online video portal has Evolved! Now you can directly access a variety of videos on BruinouTV across at least 9 Channels each catering for a different form of content.
‘Climate Change’; it is a term enjoying prominence in the last decade with Cape Town and its Mediterranean climate being the front-runner of this phenomenon.
It’s a sunny windless morning with the smell of perfume and cologne trying to overwhelm the senses; each one has its own character and charm.
“Wat klap soe?” a guy asks a group of three friends as the train makes its way to the next station.
“It staan soe” a guy from the group replies.
“Hosh” the first guy replies.
“Gaan ôs soe dala my ma se kin?” another guy asks.
“Aweh ôs staan op haai nomme. ’n Man moet ’n kroon kyk, of wat sê die broese?” another guy in the group interjects, looking at the rest of the group.
Tourists from abroad, from other parts of Mzansi and even a large number of Capetonians often only know the city you see in brochures.
Soli Philander takes you on a journey through the Mother City using rhyme and poetry delivered in a conversational style delving into the nitty-gritty of what makes Cape Town an experience that is much more intricate than any brochures can ever do it justice.
Die Benoemings van die finaliste in die Ghoema 2017 Beste Hip Hop Liedjie Kategorie is aangekondig en nou jan jy stem vir jou gunsteling uit die vyf liedjies wat benoem was.
Veels Geluk aan Early B, Hemel Besem, Jerome Rex en Linkris met hul benoemings as die Ghoema 2017 Finaliste in die Beste Hip Hop Liedjie Van Die Jaar Kategorie.
Smoortjies en Smoothies is intended to take us on journey of tastes and flavours and to get the event we had to take a little journey to the town of Paarl. As we were winding our way through the beautiful rural scenery, we were wondering how anyone not familiar with the area would even find the venue but once we arrived at the Old Mill Theatre, we realised that the trip was going to be all worth it.
No, Smoortjies & Smoothies is not a food festival but it was definitely a feast filled with musical flavour.