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s a agulhas

S A Agulhas leaves on final voyage.

In Interesting Things On 8 September 2011 0 Comments

The S A Agulhas, South Africa’s polar research and supply vessel, has left Cape Town this morning on her final voyage to Gough Island. The S A Agulhas… Read More »

Lotto Balls

Bingo and the bingonistas

In Out & About On 7 September 2011 0 Comments

Bingo is one of those age old games that draw people together, it is always a fun outing with players interacting with the bingo caller, screaming out BINGO… Read More »


Kruger National Park – you have to go

In Out & About On 6 September 2011 0 Comments

Kruger National park spans almost 2 million hectares of land spread out over 20 000 kilometers from the North to the South. It is home to the big… Read More »

horsemanning 1920

Forget planking. Horsemaning has been around since the 1920s.

In Interesting Things On 26 August 2011 0 Comments

I came across this totally bizarre photo posing phenomenon, which is even cooler than the other photo fads like planking, or owling, teapotting or leisure diving. It comes… Read More »

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Buy 46664 clothes and make a difference

In Interesting Things On 25 August 2011 0 Comments

We all link the numbers 46664 to Nelson Mandela as being his prison number, prisoner 466 of the 1964 intake. The number has now reached international recognition, being… Read More »

garden snail

A harmless way to get rid of snails overnight

In Gardening On 24 August 2011 0 Comments

We are nearing the first official day of spring in South Africa on the first of September. This is the official opening of the public swimming pools and… Read More »


Rhinos being poached in South Africa every 20 hours

In Wildlife On 22 August 2011 0 Comments

What is happening in South Africa to our dwindling rhino population? It is being decimated at the rate of approximately a rhino every 20 hours. In ever-increasing numbers… Read More »

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Springbok emblem commemorated on SA stamps

In Interesting Things On 19 August 2011 0 Comments

In commemoration of 100 years of the South African national rugby team being called ‘The Springboks’, the South African Post Office will issue a set of 10 stamps… Read More »

veal al limone

Veal al Limone for supper

In Food On 19 August 2011 1 Comment

All the various varieties of citrus fruit are available right now, with lemon trees in the garden groaning with the weight of these bright yellow orbs, like decorations… Read More »

domain names

Register your .africa domain

In Technology On 17 August 2011 0 Comments

If the ARC (African Registry Consortium) has its way and the AU (African Union) gives its backing then Africa could be looking at its own TLD (Top level… Read More »

Law and order

Cape Town to film local Law and Order series

In Technology On 17 August 2011 0 Comments

Oh wow! Looks like South Africa is about to get our own Law and Order TV series in the near future. I hope it packs the same punch… Read More »



In Interesting Things On 17 August 2011 3 Comments

South Africans are crazy about soccer, it is the single thing that brings people together, at stadiums they can be heard extolling the virtues of their teams, blowing… Read More »

panama jacks

Panama Jacks: hidden harbour secret

In Out & About On 15 August 2011 0 Comments

There is a hidden secret in the bustling harbour of Cape Town. It is a place known by regulars and sniffed out, of course, by the canny Chinese… Read More »

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Find your photograpy mojo at Photojojo

In Photography On 13 August 2011 0 Comments

Oh boy! Have I found a place to spend money, I will have to hide all means of cash or cards far, far away as just looking through… Read More »

Near field communication

NFC a huge hit at Oppikoppi festival

In Technology On 13 August 2011 0 Comments

NFC or Near Field Communication, is where two devices in a close proximity can communicate and exchange information between them. The distance is about 20cm or 12 inches… Read More »


Nando’s welcomes Benni McCarthy home to South Africa

In Interesting Things On 12 August 2011 0 Comments

Nando’s is a name that is known in every household rich or poor, there are probably very few people who have never heard of or never tried Nando’s… Read More »

FNB e-wallet

Send money to any SA cellphone number

In Technology On 11 August 2011 0 Comments

What can your bank do for you? First National Bank asks that question and steadily but surely is pulling away from their competitors by offering new additions every… Read More »


Mark Zuckerberg slaughters his own meat

In Interesting Things On 11 August 2011 2 Comments

Can you believe this? Mark Zuckerberg of Facebook fame almost became a vegetarian because he wouldn’t eat any meat that he hadn’t killed himself? Can you imagine killing… Read More »


Growing clivias in your garden

In Gardening On 10 August 2011 0 Comments

There is not much that willingly grows in the shade of trees where the soil is dry. But clivias thrive in these conditions, they do not need pampering… Read More »

Cape Town

City of Cape Town: the jewel in the crown

In Out & About On 9 August 2011 1 Comment

The city of Cape Town is said to be the most well run city in South Africa. They claim to be the most efficient, have the best tourism,… Read More »