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"I can only tell you things that happened as I saw them, and what the rest was about only Africa knows." – Oom Schalk Lourens

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The other side

Why couldn’t they live close by? What did you think about it; that your maid’s family was so far away and she was taking care of you? The words that followed; I remember the look of shock on her face…

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Left Behind – Matric Dance Vibes ’99

Hastily, we rushed into separate rooms to swap our formal kit for more comfortable party attire. I walked downstairs after finally accomplishing my feat of finishing a magician’s change of clothes, only to realise that I was in an empty apartment…

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