Friday, December 6, 2013
The modern father of our nation and South Africa's favourite President died at the age of 95 last night on the 5th December 2013.
Nelson Mandela will be remembered as a world Statesman who brought unity to South Africa and peace to this part of Africa and a man loved by everyone.
CNN sets out well his life history and the passage to a peaceful transition from the National Party government pre-1994 to the democratic elections and the inauguration of our first black President under the new negotiated Constitution of the Republic. The Constitution introduced a Bill of Rights and widespread new freedoms for all citizens, regardless of race or gender. We salute you dear father and thank you for your gift to us all. May you Rest in Peace.
|President Nelson Mandela|
Wednesday, September 25, 2013
One of the good things about Facebook is that everyone is a contributor.. this makes it easy to keep up to date on happenings and events as they unfold from a wide readership base.
However, whilst facebook becomes an unfolding diary, there is a need to be able to categorise news, events and places and make them readily available at a click such as on blogger.
Here's the link to the Cape Town Pride Festival Facebook group which is pretty newsy and also a way to connect with Capetonians if you are coming to visit.
Tuesday, May 7, 2013
Sunday, March 3, 2013
It's great to be a tourist in one's own country and we took my son's 21st birthday as an opportunity to show his mates a bit of the city. This is the view of Cape Town one can expect on arriving in South Africa's most beautiful city.
|The Cape coast around Koel Bay|
|Table Mountain from the N2|
On the way to Stellenbosch - the wine farm area around Cape Town - there is the Cape Town film studios, so we grabbed a photo under the Universal Studios sign. In Stellenbosch where my son is studying engineering, the wine farms are fantastic and a wine-tasting or two or three is compulsory.