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#Alien adventures: Summer feet – pedicures and gag reflexes

Don’t you just love summer? The promise of braaivleis, sunny skies and chardonnay call to us like bronzed Brazilian sirens. It’s hard to resist the call. So inevitably, rush to embrace our summer wardrobes, which of course includes summer footwear: strappy sandals, slip slops and (for those who insist) “strops” – those practical but horrifically … Continue reading

The throne, centre stage.

#alienadventures: David Tlale’s downtown drama

To say that David Tlale likes a bit of drama, is like saying Jen Su might be persuaded to wear a hat. From live orchestras at midnight to “that” show on Mandela Bridge, David likes to push boundaries, and along with them, a lot of his critics buttons. In most cases, David’s love of drama … Continue reading

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#alienadventures: what a piece of bubble gum says about our levels of respect

I’m one of those people who gets niggled by litter. Seeing an area covered in litter irks me, but watching someone actually do the littering takes my blood pressure to unhealthy levels. It’s especially upsetting when I see people casually throw something out of a car window. In the last week alone I’ve seen a … Continue reading

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#alienadventures: the meaning of #JFGI

The theory goes that it used to be that our elders were the font of wisdom. For anyone who has young kids, they now realise – or have to come to terms with – that they are no longer the font of wisdom, Google is. It’s therefore is puzzling, especially on platforms like twitter where … Continue reading

uganda AHB campaign

#alienadventures: help Uganda move from the dark ages into the 21st century #homophobia

URGENT: SIGN AND SHARE A bill proposing that gay and lesbian Ugandans be executed is coming back to Uganda’s Parliament – it could pass at any moment. President Museveni once promised that he would not sign this bill into law. With pressure mounting on him to support the bill, only a massive global outcry – … Continue reading

The South African spirit of Ubuntu in NYC
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#alienadventures: Comme des Garcons: White Drama exhibition, Paris

The reason I love traveling is because of sights like these. I was in Paris recently, and only by chance saw a poster in the metro advertising this exhibition. It was a small fringe exhibition, but the content and concept stayed with me. You’ll see why when you view the slideshow…  

The problem with African Time...

#alienadventures: when fashionably late is no longer fashionable #MBFWA

[origional copy from my City Press column: African Time is a time bomb - 4/11/2012.  I feel it deserves re-posting] The old saying that “time is money” takes on a new meaning in our digital age. Time is not just money, but has become one of our most precious commodities. Technology has not only created … Continue reading

#alienadventures: sowing the subtle seeds of hate

[This is my latest column for City Press, published with the title “Playing Russian roulette in the Rainbow Nation”.    I think so many South African’s – and most people who live in unequal societies – simply do this without thinking. If it resonates, pass it on. We must be mindful about spreading hate – especially … Continue reading

Heartbreak 2.0: digital breakup's and cyber STD's

Heartache 2.0: Digital Breakups and Cyber STD’s

[This post was previously published in City Press, in my column - On My Radar. It has resonated with many people so I thought it worth re-blogging, for those who don't read City Press.] A friend put on a brave face when she announced that she had broken up with *Simphiwe. It was that sensitive, post-break … Continue reading

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