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Tag Archives | South Africa

Exclusive Books: The Road to Mangaung

Click here to see this month’s titles. Throughout the 100 year history of the ANC the party has faced numerous battles – overcoming apartheid, rising to power, transitioning the country to a new democracy, uplifting the previously disadvantaged and overcoming the scourge of racism, to name just a few. And in the 18 years since […]

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Exclusive Books Winter Sale 2012

It’s time to get out from under the blanket, put down that mug of hot chocolate and instead warm yourself with the thought of all the magnificent books that will be at the Exclusive Books Winter Sale! It will run nationwide from Wednesday 27 June starting at 07h30 until Thursday the 12th of July 2012. […]

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The South African Kids Lit Quiz Team 2012

In less than a month, the SA winners of the Kids Lit Quiz will take on the world’s finest readers in the 11-13 years old age category. Four Roedean girls will represent SA this year: Andrea Jury, Jacqueline Duvenage, Nina Jacobson and Ariane Trueblood. The countries represented in 2012 are: New Zealand, USA, Canada, United Kingdom, Australia and South Africa. In what has been […]

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Roxette Live in South Africa

From Timeslive: A seductive mix of romantic ballads and smart pop with tongue-in-cheek lyrics, Roxette began in the late `80s, and their mission was to conquer the world with chart-bursting singles by merging their creative forces. Per had the songs, Marie had the killer voice. Together they would go places, see people and win the […]

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Africa Day 2012: Music of The “Dark Continent”

[Toto – Africa] Today our continent celebrates Africa Day! A day on which our multiple cultures, beliefs, races and languages all merge and become one. Africa Day is the annual commemoration on May 25 of the 1963 founding of the Organisation of African Unity (OAU). On this day, leaders of 30 of the 32 independent […]

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Top 10 Books for the New South African has put together a list of 10 books about South Africa. This selection, a combination of fiction and non-fiction titles, is not only a great list of books for those who are new to the country, but is also a good reference for those growing up and already residing in South Africa. 10. Welcome […]

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Top 10 Books for New Gardeners

Tired of the gardening service not maintaining your garden the way you want it? Start gardening! Not only is it cost effective, but very rewarding. Here is a list of the top 10 books to help you plan your garden, whether it be a vegatable garden or an indigenous garden: 10. Bulbous Plants of Southern […]

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Michael Bublé’s Crazy Love Tour, South Africa 2012

Tonight is the last night that the multi Grammy award winner and Canadian-slash-Italian singer Michael Buble will be performing at the Grand Arena, Grand West in Cape Town. Buble is touring South Africa as part of his Crazy Love tour. Other countries that have seen the tour since the beginning of March this year include […]

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