by Pieter de Lange
“I don’t want to get married in the wind and rain,” my daughter René informed us at the time. For South Africans like us who live in the UK, it remains a dilemma when your children want to get married, because although our families and hearts are in South Africa, our children’s friends, acquaintances and soon-to-be in-laws reside here on the Muddy Island. When René and Martin got engaged, they decided to get married in Sani, a lovely resort in Halkidiki, a peninsula in Northern Greece.
AfriForum often receives enquiries about refugee status because people feel increasingly unsafe. The civil rights organisation is convinced that Afrikaners – who know no other home – are able to lead a meaningful and sustainable existence in peace with other communities, here on the southernmost tip of Africa. Even if you are worried about the future, we strongly discourage you to try and obtain refugee status in another country.
The media recently reported on Harvard University cancelling offers to ten incoming students as a result of offensive postings that these students had posted to Facebook.
Inappropriate comments and photos can change your live for ever. Negative results include not only an unsuccessful university application, but also an unsuccessful job application and in extreme cases even court proceedings against you.
Bring the braai wood and seasoning, light the fire and prepare for action. Jan Braai vir Erfenis is back for a seventh season of meat on the grill that will make your mouth water. This season Jan visits interesting places such as the Timbavati Game Reserve, the Overberg, Oranjemund in Namibia and Moditlo in the Bushveld. Jan even goes as far as Amsterdam to see how the Dutch celebrate King’s Day.
In South Africa, local comedians can hardly compete with the circus that is our parliament, but the new panel comedy show Parlement Parlement proves that the professional clowns still have the upper hand. Elana Afrika-Bredenkamp presides over our alternative government as Madame Speaker – keeper of sense and reason. The panel includes Wikus du Toit, Wicus van der Merwe, Melt Sieberhagen, Hannes Brummer, Piet Matipa, Frankie Fire, Johrné van Huyssteen, Anne Hirsch, Margit Meyer-Rödenbeck, Marion Holm, Joey Rasdien, Je-Ani Swiegelaar, Johann Vermaak, and the wonderful Louw Venter.
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