Afrikaans – Ons Pragtige Taal!

Ons pragtige taal verewig in digvorm, ’n herinnering van ons oorsprong, van vergane dae en skoolbanke waar ons nie juis geϊnteresseer…

Farm talk – The Bliss of life on a smallhol…

. / 6th August 2010 – FEATURED in Every Little Thing You Do / 7th August 2010 – FEATURED In The Scavenger Hunt / . / Life on a …

VINTAGES – A Miss-matched Life!

Vintage 1930’s Hand Painted Cups & Saucers (I think!) / After spending half my life being utterly miserable, worrying about chipp…

Farm talk – The world of Jacko

  / I am Jacko, a Foxie/Jack Russell cross, living at Ga-Sethlong, a beautiful home on a small-holding on the edge of the Cradle of Human K…

South African Shoot

“Funny” thing happened on the way back from Cape Point today. Well, it wasn’t so funny at the time… as a matter of …

From your mother with love

A happy moment in my life!

Die Res van die Wêreld is Engels…!

Maar dan kom die tyd vir jou werf om gepubliseer te word – en jy besef die res van die wêreld is Engels…!

Farm talk – The (Blissful!) Trials and Trib…

After quite a severe winter here in South Africa and struggling with the many ‘veld’ fires we get every year (we’re very …

What Are Affirmations?

There is so much talk these days about positivity, inspiration, motivation and affirmations, but many people are still not quite clear as t…

Translation – Excerpt from The butterfly mo…

I asked what I had never dared to ask anyone. What did it feel like? / ‘Big, big!’ Her lower teeth flashed in the sunlight. I stuck my hand…

Permission to be brilliant (on Mandela)

In a dream I wrote you a speech. I was important enough to be in the same room as you. No, I will be honest in the dream I was still not im…

SARF EFFRIKIN PYOWA SHOTIGES AN LODE SHEDIN…

His miserable existence came to a head when he inflicted a ‘nipple crippler’ on the owner of his favorite patch.

CAPETOWN IS THE PLACE

THE COLOR LEFT MY HUSBAND’S FACE WHEN WE GOT THE CALL. MY DAUGHTER WAS HELD AT GUN POINT. A GUN HELD TO HER HEAD.

Farm talk – Spring Fever and Summer Madness

4th October 2010 – FEATURED in Bug Hunt / My Celtis africana full of spring buds / Spring fever and summer madness happen on a smallh…

Droom dae…

“Albasini-dam” waterverf op Bockingford 300gsm / Ek is in Johannesburg gebore en was in Gr.I en II in Gauteng op skool. Toe het…

Farm talk – Dragonfly – Flighty, Care…

Your delicate wings rapidly beat the air / The sleekness of your weightless body hovers / Curiously observing as though you care / Steadily…

Happy Birthday Martin

Happy Birthday Martin / (Martin Luther King January 15th 1929 – April 4th / 1968 / If you were here today on your birthday / what …

The Master

In another time, in another life, Franz would / have been a school teacher – / A tall, dignified, black man with a rare / missionary educa…

Africa can

The struggle has been long / Too much has been said of Africa / Now ’tis time to shine! / © siki dlanga / 09.06.2010

beautiful men and woman

Beautiful men and woman.

I Saved Mandela Last Night

Like a king upon his throne, / he sat bored out of his mind. One after another. / Each celebrity and person of importance / went up, / …

“He loves me, he loves me not”

I’m going on holiday for a week or two. My friend Maree sent me a goodbye gift this morning! / Dankie Maree vir jou lieflike presentj…

Gauteng South Africa Redbubble meet 16th Oct 2010…

We where 6 Bubblers that met up at the Walter Sisulu Botanical Gardens in Johannesburg, Gauteng South Africa. / The Bubblers that was there…

Setting up a Studio/Workshop

Setting up a studio or workshop is as exciting as building or decorating a new house! Your workspace can be as luxurious as a room or a stu…

Are you ready for the African world cup?

The world cup is upon us. We do not guarantee you 100 percent safety. If you are a journalist we do not guarantee you that one of our count…

“Hip” om Afrikaans te wees!

Dit word ook al hoe meer “hip” om Afrikaans te kan praat (en ek sou sê die “Pampoen”-saga van Steve Hofmeyer, toe e…

Farm talk – In Memoriam

  / “Papa Goose” – In memoriam of Papa Goose – 1991 – 2009 – watercolour on Visual 140gsm – 16…

Inspiration for the nation – 2010 Soccer Wo…

To come and feel the African beat / And in my country come and meet

Die onsinnigheid van ons mors

Die gemors wat mense op die planeet maak word baie maal aan besprekings oor aardverwarming gekoppel—inderdaad, alles word geblameer vir aar…

Seisoene

Seasons in life and in love !

Akkerboom

jou takke strek tot wie-weet-waar / en duisend stories lê / in donker skadu’s opgegaar

Iets wat elke dag rondom ons gebeur…

Nou die dag het ek saam met my man na een van sy vriende gegaan, wat ook ‘n ou motorentoesiasis is, om ’n stel motortydskrifte …

27

Numerically / 27 is the number after 26 and before 28 / 26 is a gang name / 28 is my little brother’s birth date / Day 27 of the 4th month …

Portrait of Archbishop Emeritus Tutu

Sonia Jacka paints the portrait of Archbishop Emeritus Tutu in the St Georges Cathedral.

ii. Open Gate

reflected the light from the window, / flickering as those in the frame shifted / snared like us by our fate.

Farm talk – Life at my pond

“Little froglet in the water, / don’tcha think you really aughta / save that croaking for tonight / when you’re safely outta sight? /…

Vrouens en die www (world wide web)

Omtrent twintig jaar gelede het ek die komper-gemeenskap, of revolusie, soos dit vir my was, betree, en ek het nie eers geweet wààr om die …

A Visit to the Game Park South Africa

Wild life in Africa, warm weather, red sunsets, African tree silhouettes…

Farm talk – Sunny

Sunny, the Black Sunbird – (Nectarinia amethystina) / A couple of years ago, I had a resident pair of Black Sunbirds on our 8,5ha sma…

The Stone Circles and Enki’s/Adams Calendar…

These ruins are suggested to date back 100 000+ years ago and are believed to be linked and certainly, in my mind, tie into the Annunaki/Su…

Farm talk – Robin vs. Wagtail

Up until the end of April 2003, we had lived on our smallholding (8,5ha) in Tarlton since 1975, before selling it and moving to another sma…

Tea with the Prisoner from Cell 5

I drink my dirty water / With my pinkie up / Everyone deserves some glamor / In a world of cracked mirrors / Twenty-seven years bad luck / …

Dis Mei – my gunsteling-maand!

Dis Mei, my gunsteling maand. Nie net oor dit my geboortemaand is nie, maar ook oor die perfekte temperature – ’n gemiddeld van 24ºC, met w…

Farm talk – Seasons of a smallholding

Snow in Lesotho / A cycle has been completed once again – June 2010, and we’re in the grips of another Winter. Winter this yea…

Verandering

Wat op aarde sal ons doen as dinge in die lewe nie verander nie? Krepeer van verveling, dink ek! / Om die deur toe te maak vir verandering …

Blou

Ek verf ’n blou prent: / (dis nie ’n grou prent) / blou rivier, blou lug, blou bome / en oor alles gooi ek ’n wit sneeula…

’n “Nuwe” Suid Afrika?

Ek het besluit om hierdie artikel te skryf nadat ek op ’n webwerf afgekom het SOUTH AFRICANS Coming to the USA en 99% van die artikel…

Dis nie maklik om “groen” te wees nie…

Ek stem saam met Frogboy in hierdie video – Om groen te wees is nie maklik nie / Vir my bedoel dit 3 of 4 asblikke in die kombuis, di…

Eerste lentereën

Eerste lentereën / Vanoggend donskombers die wolke bo-oor my / nat blare lê die voorstoep vol….

The new South Africa

Help me to think that this country isn’t filled with idiots.

Sunset Simplicity

Simple pleasures / totally free / available to all / who pass by this way / but only in this very moment / still today / not for much lon…

Kenya, Tanzania, Swaziland and South Africa..wher…

an engine on fire.. / so they had to go down in Sudan for repairs.. / She lived on the slopes of Kilimanjaro,…..

BCCI Cricket Circus – Diplomacy & Indian Prem…

What BCCI got in the end for Team Cricket India, well No 1 Cricket Test ranking, No 2 in One Day game, World Cup 2011, money raining in IPL…

Aids in South Africa—Nation on Verge of Devastati…

Aids in South Africa—Nation on Verge of Devastation / By Mike Slaughter (350 words) / [2 Optional pull quotes] / “In all, more than 3.2 mil…

Cricket Competition Your Say: Who are your best …

Cricket Competition Your Say: Who are your best Cricketer around the World ?

Faces in the tiles

Our screams of pain / Aching to be heard / Are masked by the ever shiny wax

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