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Voices From SA: Cas Coovadia

Cas Coovadia is MD of the Banking Association South Africa BASA. Here he speaks to Nicholas Claude for the podcast Voices From SA about the SA political and social situation, Banking as a force for change, sustainability as well as his life as an activist. Click the image, or click […]

I’m playing a show in PE for one night only!

  Over the the last *gasp* couple of decades, I’ve operated as a writer, poet, singer and spoken-word performer and assembled a decent body of work. I’d like to present a selection of it when I return to my coastal stronghold of Port Elizabeth later this month. It will be  […]

Zambuck 2, live at the book launch

This is the unique folk-jazz-rock duo Zambuck 2, aka Joe van der Linden and Tim Hopwood, opening festivities at this week’s book launch for the novel In The Maid’s Room in Port Elizabeth. After this, there was an MC in drag, spoken-word free jazz, much wine, many book sales and […]

My latest collab!

My latest book project is 415 Action-Packed Neighbourhood Marketing Tips, where I was a ghost writer for South African marketing legend Basil O’Hagan. You will know Basil as the man behind the O’Hagan’s Pub & Grill chain, as well as the Brazen Head chain of Irish restaurants. Both of those esteemed franchises […]

Racist Rehab

This is an excerpt from my book Marrying Black Girls For Guys Who Aren’t Black (2013). It is my contention that we are all racists, here in South Africa. It is the national pastime. And it is worth understanding that you can certainly be a racist without realising it. While explicitly not wanting […]

Who’s painting Joburg pink?

What is going on here? In what is surely some kind of public art campaign, somebody is painting the Joburg inner city pink. It seems to be mostly abandoned buildings that are getting the pink treatment, and it seems to have something to do with this tumblr, Beware Of Colour… […]