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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

black woman and white child South Africa

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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Skateboarding

Boys night and the tale of the would be psycho killer

By the time the shenanigans of our tale began to spiral, the night was in fact still young. It was about 1am and after a few other stops we ended up at Eastgate shopping mall. The boys had just finished a couple of trolley races and now a few of us were just sitting on the roof parking lot, shooting the breeze while listening to some of our favourite tunes (probably Linkin Park).

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Monkey eating an apple

The monkey and the apple

It was our first trip to the Pilanesberg with our 2-year-old daughter Chloë and we were excited to introduce her to African wildlife. On our drive down, we imagined her little face… seeing a giraffe or a zebra from her story books for the first time.

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