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South African things I savour from the Rugby World Cup victory

Let me be upfront: I’m not a massive rugby fanatic. That is to say, I don’t ordinarily shout at the television hoping my voice will somehow carry over into the referee’s sphere of auditory processing and change the course of the game. Continue reading South African things I savour from the Rugby World Cup victory

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Life in South Africa: The Braai

The braai. A transcendent feature of South African culture, which unites black, white, coloured, Indian and politicians. Yes, politicians are a race all on their own.

If the world were to end tomorrow, I would have a braai today and invite everyone I knew. Okay, maybe not everyone. But the point is that a braai is one of those things that everyone could come along to if they wanted to. It’s the one thing that doesn’t exclude anyone. Desmond Tutu was on to a good thing when the national holiday in South Africa – Day of Reconciliation – was branded colloquially as “Braai Day” by the former Archbishop.

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Proudly South African

For people who haven’t heard me and the band perform before, the most common question is “what type of music do you play?”… in the past I’ve been uncomfortable with that question, but I’ve come to a simple conclusion.

"The music comes out of this country; it's inspired by our people, our heritage, our surroundings and our glorious diversity."

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