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Mandela – The Shadow Boxer
May 29, 2014
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There are various artistic representations of Joburg’s greatest son, Nelson Mandela, throughout the city – from the regal Nelson Mandela Bridge connecting Braamfontein and the CBD, to the gigantic bronze sculpture in  Sandton’s Nelson Mandela Square that tourists line up to take pics in front of. My favourites are the interpretations of  The Shadow Boxer image based […]
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Songs for Mandela
July 18, 2013
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“The curious beauty of African music is that it uplifts even as it tells a sad tale. You may be poor, you may have only a ramshackle house, you may have lost your job, but that song gives you hope.  African music is often about the aspirations of humanity.” – Nelson Mandela   Here are  my top […]
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Mandela’s heartbeats
July 2, 2013
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I  know I’ve been scarce lately, for good reason though. I’ve been travelling in Europe for the past two and a half weeks visiting  friends in Antwerp, Amsterdam, Berlin, and Scandanavia. Its been pretty hectic especially  with limited internet connectivity and knowing that Madiba’s health was not good. As soon as I got wifi anywhere […]
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Madiba magic in Jozi street art
June 11, 2013
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Its a tense time for South Africans. The world’s media is on Mandela watch, with the press hounding the doors of the Pretoria hospital where our beloved Madiba is in a critical condition. We are all praying, some of us for him to stay with us because its so hard for us to let him […]
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‘Mr Mandela’ – Music for Mandela Day
July 18, 2012
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Mr Mandela – Trenton and Free Radical  I just  love this tune!  In honour of Mandela Day it’s only fitting that I share with you the funky track  ‘Mr Mandela’ by Cape Town band Trenton and Free Radical.   If you like this track, please consider buying  it, even though you can download it for free here.  A percentage […]
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Exploring Mandela’s heritage
July 18, 2012
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Today South Africa and the world celebrates Nelson Mandela’s 94th birthday.  The 18th of July,  Mandela Day, is a call to action for people to donate just 67 minutes of their time volunteering in honour of the 67 years of his life that Madiba devoted to activism. The South African media has been a frenzy […]
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A visit to Liliesleaf farm
July 11, 2012
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11 July 1963,  Liliesleaf farm was raided, resulting in the the arrest of 19 ANC leaders and leading to the Rivonia Trial. Today Liliesleaf is an important heritage museum and a must-visit for anyone interested in South African struggle history.  A visit to Liliesleaf  allows visitors to experience a first-hand account of the events leading up to the infamous raid of […]