Voice of the Cape

February2010

Majlis goes snap, crackle – and pop!

Just who exactly is this ‘Majlis’? Whilst the strict lexical term for the word is a ‘sitting’, in reality the Majlis is a ghostly ‘presence’. Its ether, in the form of Post-Box 3393, has haunted us for decades.   And lest I be accused of playing the man, rather than[…]

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20 Years On – My Mandela Moment

    Can it be twenty years, already? I must admit that the 20th anniversary of the release of Nelson Mandela has caught me by surprise. It’s still the biggest event I’ve covered.   So why would I regard it the biggest?   Silly question, maybe. But as a journalist, I’ve[…]

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UFO’s or Unidentified Aerial Performers?

When I was younger, and bright-eyed about the wonders of the world, I would read about UFO’s or Unidentified Flying Objects. I was fascinated by the idea that we were not alone in this huge universe. I delved into all the conspiracy theories of my youth: extraterrestrials were our friends;[…]

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