features 14.12.2016 01:57 pm

The day I saw a blackface Dutchman scare a white child

Before you complain that South Africa might be the most racist place on Earth … remember our European friends this Xmas.

Years ago, I used to date a South African girl whose mom was from the Netherlands.

The day I saw a blackface Dutchman scare a white child
The day I saw a blackface Dutchman scare a white child

The day I saw a blackface Dutchman scare a white child

Before you complain that South Africa might be the most racist place on Earth … remember our European friends this Xmas.

How the world’s most masterful sex workers negotiate rates
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How the world’s most masterful sex workers negotiate rates

One ‘contractor’ sets herself a goal of making the equivalent of R700k over a three-week period. It’s all about the art of the deal.
Is Malema on sangoma power, or is it just pure genius?
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Is Malema on sangoma power, or is it just pure genius?

Depending on who you ask, Malema’s apparent political invincibility is not down to causes purely of this earth.
The whites who ‘bombed’ the apartheid government
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The whites who ‘bombed’ the apartheid government

SPECIAL FEATURE: The apartheid regime never suspected the pamphlet bombings could be led by young Britons – as their whiteness made them ‘invisible’.
Things you did not know about Solly Msimanga
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Things you did not know about Solly Msimanga

He used to play cricket, was captain of his school debate team, sang in the church choir and was part of youth structure in the community and at church.
Moseneke on what it takes to be a judge
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Moseneke on what it takes to be a judge

‘You must be prepared to work late, long days and nights. You must know the law or at least where to find it,’ he says.
Zimbabweans left stranded by their empty banks
Africa

Zimbabweans left stranded by their empty banks

Depositors with indigenous banks in Zimbabwe are spending nights in bank queues as the cash crisis in the country deepens.
Mother tells story of daughter’s battle with cancer
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Mother tells story of daughter’s battle with cancer

The young woman died of lung cancer in 2014.
Tata’s daughter keeps the Mandela family front of mind
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Tata’s daughter keeps the Mandela family front of mind

‘We are showing that he was a man, a family man, a grandfather and not just a statesman or a politician,’ says Makaziwe.
Deon van Zyl: I made lots of mistakes along the way
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Deon van Zyl: I made lots of mistakes along the way

In ‘My Life on the Tracks – The Rohan Vos Story’, Rohan Vos shares some intimate and personal details about his life in vivid detail.
The deadly reality of illegal mining
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The deadly reality of illegal mining

WARNING: HIGHLY GRAPHIC AND DISTURBING PHOTOS. What’s going on in the country’s abandoned mines will blow your mind.
UPDATE: Dog stabbed during break-in recovering well
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UPDATE: Dog stabbed during break-in recovering well

The dog arrived at the vet with collapsed lungs.
Albie Sachs: ‘Roses and lilies will grow out of my arm’
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Albie Sachs: ‘Roses and lilies will grow out of my arm’

Sachs is a gentle soul, with a voice that can calm even the fieriest headed being – he captures peace.
Rewards ‘not a solution’ to Telkom woes
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Rewards ‘not a solution’ to Telkom woes

Telkom workers’ five-week wage dispute has been disrupting its operations.
Upmarket Cape kills Craig Hepburn’s dream
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Upmarket Cape kills Craig Hepburn’s dream

Disappointed by people more focused on silence than trying to contribute.
Anton Mzimba’s wish is an end to rhino poaching
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Anton Mzimba’s wish is an end to rhino poaching

Mzimba views being a ranger as a calling and is driven by his passion for wildlife and the bush.
Be careful what you throw in a bin
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Be careful what you throw in a bin

Anyone who finds intact credit cards, IDs, cheque books and retail cards in rubbish bins poses a threat to their owner.
When in Venda, avoid standing at all costs
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When in Venda, avoid standing at all costs

The Citizen will be publishing a series of articles exploring the similarities and differences in cultural principles and what constitutes disrespect in different cultures. This week, we go north.
Sedibe sings song of success
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Sedibe sings song of success

She is currently one of the youngest chartered accountants accredited by the SA Institute of Chartered Accountants.
UPDATE: Shot Scottburgh guard named
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UPDATE: Shot Scottburgh guard named

He was rushed to GJ Crookes Hospital by police.
‘London has spoken’ in EFF-DA agreement, says Mngxitama
South Africa

‘London has spoken’ in EFF-DA agreement, says Mngxitama

In the wake of the EFF ‘handing power’ to the DA in several key metros, an old conspiracy theory has emerged yet again.
Sacked army man goes back to work
News

Sacked army man goes back to work

A board of inquiry found there was no evidence that Mamasedi had been abducted.
Elton Jantjies is the ultimate team player
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Elton Jantjies is the ultimate team player

A lot of emphasis has been put on his personal battle with Hurricanes’ All Black flyhalf Beauden Barrett, but Jantjies said it’s never personal for him.
Courtnall Skosan: Juggling a few balls
Rugby

Courtnall Skosan: Juggling a few balls

Former Bulls player is putting up a paw for the Lions.
Make millions using your XBox
Digital Life

Make millions using your XBox

Tournaments are now held in stadiums, as thousands come to watch, while millions watch online from around the world.
Bisraam Rambilass: ‘Shine your light on others’
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Bisraam Rambilass: ‘Shine your light on others’

‘We say that you have to appreciate that each flower has its own fragrance, its own colour and its own beauty.’

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