Category Archives: Guest Spots

Christine Mogotsi as a scholar

My son, Ben, drove to Kimberley for a long overdue 3 day visit to the Mogotsi family, now comprising of only two members, Christine and Charlie. Both sides declared it a resounding success. Christine gave him this gorgeous photograph of … Continue reading

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Mavis Mogotsi

In a week where there was one big death, there was another that did not get a trillionth of the attention but was big for us. Mavis Mogotsi, grandmother to Charlie Tankie Mogotsi  and mother to Christine Mogotsi, was a … Continue reading

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My Madiba

Everybody has a version of Madiba that is their own. This is mine. Hamba Kahle, Tata from The Jam Tin and the Teacup, Songololo Books 2002

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Guest Spot 3 : Andre Slabbert

Am I going to get royalties for this?  What must I do? Is this like free-association? Is this where I reveal my deep seated fantasies about you? That photo makes me look a little feminine with those dainty crossed ankles. … Continue reading

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Guest Spot 2 : Sakwe Balintulo

Some might say that keeping up a blog is self-indulgent and they have a point. I have decided that I would like to share the spotlight with people who come into my life, either regularly like Gerald Prinsloo (whom I … Continue reading

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Guest Spot 1: Gerald Prinsloo

  Gerald works for us every 2nd Saturday, doing a bit of gardening, painting, that sort of thing. I asked him permission to publish what he has told me of his life. In his own words: I’m Prinsloo because I … Continue reading

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