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Christmas in South Africa

November 21, 2011 by No Comment

This is a favourite time of year for most South Africans. For those living in the Northern Hemisphere, a South African Christmas might boggle the mind a bit. A white Christmas with snow covered roofs, toasty fires and eggnog is a far cry from a summer Christmas and New Year in South Africa.   Our ...

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A look at South African Apartheid Protest Song – “Weeping”

November 5, 2011 by No Comment

South African band, Bright Blue released the anti-apartheid song “Weeping” in 1987. Censorship in those days was fierce and song-writers had to use parables and innuendo to pass on any political message that was contrary to the government’s beliefs. International superstar, Josh Grobin has recently rereleased “Weeping” and I was so moved by the powerful ...

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