Tuesday, July 9th, 2013
The waiter at the breakfast table here in Bulawayo starts speaking Afrikaans to me, before I even open my mouth to let my accent betray me. He had worked in Cape Town before, where he learned the language, and wants to keep practising. But how did he know I was Afrikaans? I could see it
Wednesday, May 16th, 2012
The obituary of British anti-apartheid campaigner Bruce King makes reference to his marriage to his South African wife, Jamela Adams. It describes their wedding in "a Muslim ceremony in Cape Town" in 1964 in defiance of the...
Friday, March 9th, 2012
The creatives at South African satellite TV channel Kyknet — which also produces movies now — not only blatantly rip off American romantic comedy plotlines, but inhabit a South Africa where there is not a single black...
Saturday, October 15th, 2011
Tonight, the Afrikaaps crew, the South African musical about the history of the Afrikaans language, dedicated their last show in Holland to slain rapper Mr Devious; Michael Miranda, Shaun Magmoed and Jonathan Claasen, the three youngsters who died...
Thursday, September 29th, 2011
Monday, February 14th, 2011
S: What does this say about contemporary white Afrikaans speaking music culture?