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Poetry corner 16 October 2017


Extract from “Open Apology” - Andile S. Zulu

I heard you found your smile again,
And miss your crescent pressing on my skin.
The present moment I’m in
Presents a presence o’ prison.
The peasants have risen.
The presents you’d given ain’t even here with me -
I really wish that you were here with me...

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Poetry corner 18 September 2017

Exposition of Nature

By Alexandra Scott

 

Your little grey body

Lies exposed to the harsh sun

With tiny winged creatures

Worshipping the enamoured heat

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Top ten ways to celebrate Heritage Day

ELMARIE KRUGER AND MICHAL-

MARÉ LINDEN

1. Visit Maropeng. On 10 September, Wits University researchers announced the discovery of a possible new human ancestor: Homo Naledi. The fossils are currently on display at Maropeng until 11 October.

2. Braai. Possibly the most clichéd suggestion, but grilling meat on some hot coals is still a good way to spend the day. 

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Top Ten things to do on spring day

If you don’t like dust and sunburn and you have seen Mathew Mole at every possible South African event to the point where you wonder if a special “bat signal” is put out at a gathering of more than twenty people and he just appears, then this list is for you.

1. Sleep

2. Visit the SPCA (they have puppies!)

3. Lie to yourself about getting some studying done

4. Any admin things you need to do (like asking Vodacom where all your data went) because it’s not a real public holiday

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The Top Ten: ways to say “my hovercraft is full of eels”

MICHAL LINDEN AND JACO STROEBEL

Seeing as we had limited space this week, we thought we’d go for something simple. Here is, in no particular order, the best phrase for you to use next week in 10 different dialects. If you understand the reference, find us and we’ll buy you a drink.

1. Ndebele: Isikepe sami sigcwele umzowa.

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