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I was comfortable in the ‘grey’ where nothing was fixed, and everything was changeable. It showed in the way we had survived detention. He was the defiant oak tree that absorbed the full force of the storm.
If you can prove that the SADF had its heart set on taking Cuito Cuanavale, you may credibly argue that the South Africans wanted to use it as a springboard for an advance on Luanda.
We rummaged through drums containing tons of smelly garbage, broken plastic and glass bangles, and other discarded jewellery and junk from India; which collectively seemed destined to stay here forever.
"I have survived several attempts to kill me," former South African president Jacob Zuma had claimed in one of many his rants against the corruption allegations which forced him to resign in 2018.
The easy-reading but insightful vignettes include a one-Test front row forward who made the rookie mistake of getting parted from his passport, two players swept out to sea on surfboards and Del Carme getting kicked out of a taxi in Wales after arguing with the driver about the route the cabbie was taking.
Here are six reads that got our attention during 2019 - and the content will prove relevant to South Africans in the year 2020, writes Khulekani Magubane.
While everyone is out and embracing the festivities of Christmas, others prefer to snuggle up with a good book. Here are a few must-read titles for petrolheads this festive season.
First, They Erased Our Name is a pioneering book detailing the personal account of a Rohingya under the Myanmar regime.
Our mother, Nozuko, is a farmer in the truest sense of the word, even though we only started farming five years ago. Where others saw dirt, she always saw potential.
I preface the book with a quote from Rian Malan about every inch of the country being contested because it is - the contemporary story led me to the past and to the Boer War and a history that is hidden to many because we were never taught it at school.
She had known already then that age, poor health and the life she had lived were rubbing their hands; that she would soon begin the modern middle-class downward death journey from small townhouse to retirement village, to frail care centre, to a bed somewhere not home from which one day she would not stir.
Your life process is condensing at the time that your son's is expanding. So, no matter what you do, you are probably going to go in different directions.
A resolution was passed that would form the notorious Bye-law 10. It meant Hendricks was immediately excluded from playing in the championship by virtue of his being a coloured cricketer.
Large dark clouds cast shadows over the mountain. It was 10:00 in the morning, but it looked like night-time. I was forced to use my headlamp for the first time to make out anything inside the tent. It was 20 January. Winter had arrived.
In the broader context, more encouragingly, we live in a demonstrably free society, a gradually deepening democracy in a world where freedoms are, paradoxically, under new attack from narrow nationalism, chauvinism and political hooliganism.
The 44th president listed a range of titles he recommends, including fiction, essay compilations, and biographies.
The festive season is the perfect time to get around to those books left unread during the year. The finweek team shares some of the titles you could consider adding to your reading list.
He is charismatic, interesting, vocal, intelligent . . . and in some circles the most feared and despised politician in South Africa. He leads the men and women in red overalls, the party which achieved the strongest growth in 2019: the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF).
A goat to both Zulu and Xhosa tribes is more than just a sturdy animal uniquely adapted to the harshness of this continent. It is a mystical creature used in rituals and ceremonies.
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