George Pemba

SA Post Office Issues Artist George Pemba Stamps

In Philately On 23 March 2012 0 Comments

On 2nd April the SA Post Office will be issuing a set of stamps commemorating 100 years of the internationally recognised artist George Pemba. The SA Post office… Read More »

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Kalk Bay

In Out & About On 21 March 2012 0 Comments

Kalk Bay is a quaint and picturesque village situated on the East coast just south of Cape Town. The village has fantastic views with Whales coming in close… Read More »


I Am An African

In Interesting Things On 19 March 2012 0 Comments

Thabo Mbeki’s speech to the nation on 8th May 1996 has to be one of the most stirring speeches ever made. It speaks of a people and a… Read More »

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Cape Argus – Pick n Pay Cycle Tour 2012

In Out & About On 8 March 2012 0 Comments

Cape Argus, Pick n Pay Cycle tour is an annual event over a gruelling 109 kilometres of the most beautiful scenery in the world. The event starts in… Read More »



In Food On 4 March 2012 0 Comments

Sosaties or kebabs as they would be more commonly known, are an age old South African favourite for braais or grills. Any meat could be used here but… Read More »

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Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden

In Out & About On 3 March 2012 1 Comment

Kirstenbosch botanical garden is situated at the foot of Table mountain, in what has to be one of the most stunning views ever. It covers over 500 hectares… Read More »

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Intaka Island Bird Sanctuary

In Out & About On 26 February 2012 0 Comments

Intaka Island (Intaka meaning bird in isiXhosa), is one of those best kept secrets that one discovers by accident. It is located within Century City in Cape Town,… Read More »

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Bobtail Iced Dog Biscuits

In Interesting Things On 26 February 2012 0 Comments

This week we were introduced to Bobtail Iced Biscuits. Some really cool looking biscuit treats for dogs that are made from dog friendly ingredients. The ingredients are: wheat… Read More »

Rev John Dube

S A Post Office Stamp Issue on Rev. John Dube

In Philately On 23 February 2012 2 Comments

A new stamp issue by the S.A. Post Office on the 22nd February 2012 celebrates the Reverend John Dube, with great design, as always, by Thea Clemons and… Read More »


New Bank Notes Featuring Nelson Mandela

In Interesting Things On 20 February 2012 3 Comments

New bank notes are to be issued later in the year, bearing Nelson Mandela’s face on the front of the note with the big 5 still being featured… Read More »

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New Foodie Forum – Yumsy

In Food On 21 December 2011 1 Comment

Want to know about all the latest foodie happenings, events, gadgets, books and more then go and join the new South African food forum at Yumsy. This is… Read More »

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Chief Albert Luthuli Stamps Issued By SA Post Office

In Philately On 12 December 2011 3 Comments

On the 10th December 2011 the SA Post Office issued a Folder and a sheet of stamps honouring the 50th anniversary of Chief Albert Luthuli, being the first… Read More »


West Coast National Park

In Out & About On 9 December 2011 0 Comments

West Coast National Park is known mainly for the spring flowers that carpet the entire area like a blanket. What is not so well publicised is the wild… Read More »

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UNISA students share the load at

In Interesting Things On 26 November 2011 4 Comments

Students at South Africa’s biggest and oldest distance learning university, UNISA, have taken to the internet to share the burden of part-time studying with a dedicated UNISA forum… Read More »

Pickled Fish

Cape Malay Pickled Fish

In Food On 26 November 2011 14 Comments

Pickled fish is the favourite South African food eaten at Easter time together with Hot Cross Buns.  The recipe was originally devised by Cape Malay fishermen in an… Read More »

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Strandfontein Sewage Works

In Out & About On 26 November 2011 0 Comments

One of the best kept birding secrets in the Western Cape is the Strandfontein sewage works and resting pans. Such a huge variety of sea and water birds,… Read More »

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SA Post Office Celebrates World Post Day

In Philately On 10 October 2011 1 Comment

World Post Day is celebrated around the world on the 9th October, the anniversary of the establishment of the Universal Postal Union (UPU) in 1874 in the Swiss capital,… Read More »


Firing of the Noon Day Gun on Signal Hill

In Out & About On 6 October 2011 0 Comments

One of the highlights of Cape Town is the firing of the Noon Day Gun which is accurately fired at exactly 12 noon every day, from the Lion… Read More »

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Avocado magazine to close

In Food On 22 September 2011 10 Comments

I am sure that I am not the only one who is shocked and saddened by the news that Avusa is closing down Avocado magazine. Just yesterday I… Read More »

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Watch the South African version of Come Dine With Me

In Food On 22 September 2011 8 Comments

By now everyone must have watched the BBC food series Come Dine With Me, with those hilarious, jaded and sarcastic remarks by the British actor and narrator, Dave… Read More »