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Whose country is it?

Posted by Andrew on Wednesday, November 23, 2011, In : Ramblings 

It scares me more than it inspires me now how far South Africa still has to go as a country.  

Iā€™m still inspired by the potential of the place ā€“ the beauty, the resources, the resilient spirit of the South African people ā€“ but it becomes clear how far we still have to go when you travel from the European bubble that is Cape Town to the African metropolis that is Johannesburg, and even more so when you do that with a more worldly perspective. The contrast is stark.

The outrage ov...

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This Time For Africa ~ Part I

Posted by Andrew on Wednesday, July 21, 2010, In : World Cup 2010 
I'm back!!!

Yes, that's right, I'm back in the USA after an unforgettable, once-in-a-lifetime trip through South Africa to follow the Soccer World Cup. As a friend of mine said, Baz, you can tick this off your bucket list now. Totally man. Tick.

First off, I'd like to thank the absolutely awesome people that hosted my backpacking ass all over the country - Blomkool for the cottage I had all to myself in Parkhurst; my folks for my first night in Cape Town; my bro for good times back at the Guava...
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African Hiatus

Posted by Andrew on Sunday, June 27, 2010, In : Happenings 
Hello trend-setters,

This is a hastily-scribed note to say I have taken a break from the land of red, white and blue to visit the shores of the mother land. It is so goooooood to be back!

The World Cup vibe here is unbelievable - flags sprout from cars, houses and office buildings; mad fans of every nation wander the streets singing and dancing and always taking time out to learn some African steps; smiles greet you at every corner... this is a truly African tournament. I have been blown away ...
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Viva South Africa Viva!

Posted by Andrew on Thursday, June 10, 2010, In : Ramblings 
I'm sitting in Dallas, Texas watching the World Cup Kick Off Concert on live streaming video.

And I have goosebumps.

I feel so incredibly proud to be South African right now. Our time in the light starts tonight at Orlando Stadium, and I can already see us shine! Lucas Radebe is telling the world that the cup is staying here. Desmond Tutu is welcoming the world and giving thanks to Nelson Mandela for making this all possible. Vusi Mahlasela is singing his soulful songs. 

I am feeling a crazy mix...
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Proudly South African

Posted by Andrew on Saturday, December 12, 2009, In : Ramblings 
We have such a unique country. We have so much to be proud of. Look at where we've come from. Look at where we are now. No, look beyond the obvious, the negative. Look beyond - and see a country, as diverse as you can get, working together; singing together; dancing together; living together.

A country living. Striving to live. Striving to survive.

One of the greatest human souls ā€“ certainly one of the ...

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 Video Vibe for the Moment

From the movie Drive

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