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South Africans Against Drunk Driving (SADD) protest march

Every year about 18000 people are killed on South Africa’s roads. I January this year Liam Symingtong was driving home with his 2 daugthers when they were involved in an accident caused by a drunk driver. Liam was killed and his daughters were both critically injured. Liam Symington with his daughters In March three innocent … Continue reading

It’s all about cleavages today!

National Cleavage Day is an annual celebration in South Africa. It is sponsored by Wonderbra. National Cleavage Day was started in 2002. According to Wonderbra, National Cleavage Day started according to a design to solemnise women’s independence and power in all facets of life, from their careers to their relationships. Well, I’m sure there’s going … Continue reading

Out in Africa SA Gay & Lesbian Film Festival film offerings

The Out in Africa SA Gay and Lesbian Film Festival was launched in 1994 and runs at the V&A Waterfront in Cape Town and at Hyde Park in Johannesburg from the 1st to the 10th of April. This year’s festival has a line-up of eight features and two short films. Two additional seasons of the … Continue reading

SA-based scientist makes the Thomson Reuters list

Suprakas Sinha-Ray, an Indian immigrant who works at South Africa’s Centre for Scientific and Industrial Research, has made it onto the Thomson Reuters list of the world’s top 100 chemists of the decade. Sinha-Ray came in at number 50 on the list and is the only representative from the African continent. Since approximately one-million chemists … Continue reading

International Women's Day

International Women’s Day (IWD) was first declared in 1910 with the first IWD event held in 1911. Today is the 100th year celebration of International Women’s Day. International Woman’s Day is a day of global celebration for the economic, political and social achievements of women. IWD started as a political event and over the years … Continue reading

Valentine's Day

It’s Valentines Day and across the world people are experiencing high stress levels – ‘did I get her the right gift?’, ‘oh my gosh, I hope he likes it’ – etc, etc. Is that what Valentine’s Day has become? An event marked by how big a gift is or how much money was spent on … Continue reading

Good luck to our matrics

Dear Government

You all know about the letter that Gareth Cliff wrote to the government right? Follow the link if you’d like to read it. (http://www.garethcliff.com/chronicles.php?articleid=791). Well, Justin McCall has launched a site called http://www.deargovernment.co.za where people can submit their own letters to government. I think it’s a good idea – a way to vent. And hopefully … Continue reading