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Ramadan Kareem – Old Nandos Ad 2006

Posted by on Aug 17, 2011 in Humour, Politics | 0 comments

So I know I am a bit late with this, but I saw this ad again today and with working with a few peeps who are taking part in Ramadan, I knew I had to post it. We have had to all be really careful about when and where we eat stuff to try and not tempt them at all.

Naeem, this one goes out to you! Ramadan Kareem

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Africa Day – I am an African – Mbeki Speech

Posted by on May 25, 2011 in My life, Politics | 1 comment

With it being Africa Day, I thought that I would post the most iconic speech related to being an African.

I found it here.

Esteemed President of the democratic Republic,
Honourable Members of the Constitutional Assembly,
Our distinguished domestic and foreign guests,

On an occasion such as this, we should, perhaps, start from the beginning.

So, let me begin.

I am an African.

I owe my being to the hills and the valleys, the mountains and the glades, the rivers, the deserts, the trees, the flowers, the seas and the ever-changing seasons that define the face of our native land.

My body has frozen in our frosts and in our latter day snows. It has thawed in the warmth of our sunshine and melted in the heat of the midday sun. The crack and the rumble of the summer thunders, lashed by startling lightening, have been a cause both of trembling and of hope.

The fragrances of nature have been as pleasant to us as the sight of the wild blooms of the citizens of the veld.

The dramatic shapes of the Drakensberg, the soil-coloured waters of the Lekoa, iGqili noThukela, and the sands of the Kgalagadi, have all been panels of the set on the natural stage on which we act out the foolish deeds of the theatre of our day.

At times, and in fear, I have wondered whether I should concede equal citizenship of our country to the leopard and the lion, the elephant and the springbok, the hyena, the black mamba and the pestilential mosquito.

A human presence among all these, a feature on the face of our native land thus defined, I know that none dare challenge me when I say – I am an African!

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Don’t Touch Me On My Studio – AWB On ETV

Posted by on Apr 8, 2010 in Humour, Politics | 16 comments

This is an absolute gem! #touchmeonmystudio I am sure will become a trending topic ;) Ok, maybe not on the front page of twitter, but I am sure that it can gather some moment in the local space!

I am starting to think that AWB stands for Awesome White Boer, as some of the stuff that comes out from them directly and indirectly is priceless!

What do you guys think of this video? It looks fairly staged I must admit!

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Ignore Julius Initiative

Posted by on Apr 6, 2010 in Cape Town, Politics | 0 comments

Julius Malema has exploded into political… prominence… by making himself hard to ignore. Inheriting a platform that drew attention to the accidental outrages he tripped into, he quickly learned to stoke outrage and roar back at any responses he provoked. For the media, trying to gauge the state of the nation’s health from moment to moment, this makes him a much more attractive candidate than the business-as-usual official announcements of the ruling party proper. But Malema’s sound and fury signify nothing, and his disproportionate voice in South Africa’s public conversation is only hurting our ability to speak to one another, and to speak sense when we do. We think it’s time to ignore Julius, and invite you to join us.

For the week of 7-14 April 2010, we undertake to talk about this country, its challenges, its promise, its news, and to ignore Julius while doing so. Join us in this initiative. If you blog, join the roll. If you Tweet, add the hashtag #ignoreJulius to your daily output.
However you communicate, take a week off from Julius.

Here is the list of blogs that are participating in this initiative:

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Candian Immigration – Your Doing It Wrong

Posted by on Sep 7, 2009 in Politics | 0 comments

There has been much debate about the recent South African that obtained refugee status in Canada. He claimed that his life was at risk because he was white, and that the government was doing nothing to protect him. I am not going to go into my opinion of this lazy, lying bugger, but will rather let the cartoon do the talking.

Canadian Immigration

This cartoon is produced by Jeremy Nell.

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