Rest Dangerously: Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela AKA Madiba

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Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela 1918 – 2013 I knew that we shared the same birthday and that he referred to Detroit as “Motortown”, but I had no idea he was also known by the name; Madiba. If you are as clueless … Continue reading

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Hold On To Your Diamonds

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In times of recession when you are feeling financially stretched it is tempting to realize the value of your jewelry. Gold prices have remained good and so a few pieces of jewelry could yield significant cash. The one thing you … Continue reading

4 Crazy Things People Do To Their Teeth

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Teeth modification has deep anthropological origins from Africa to Asia to Scandinavia and South America. From teeth sharpening as cultural rites of passage to teeth filing for spiritual reasons, humans have a long history of body modification in the mouth. … Continue reading

How To Make Real South African Biltong

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Biltong is a type of cured meat snack that originated in the 17th Century in South Africa. At that time, Dutch settlers brought with them recipes for curing meat with vinegar, salt and spices. Pioneering “voortrekkers” needed to preserve food … Continue reading

Being Gay In Africa: Exploring The Cultural & Legal Barriers

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It is never easy to be a member of a minority group. Presently, gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender people are receiving the most scrutiny worldwide. As societies advance and begin to more liberally accept diversity, many people do not agree … Continue reading

Top 5 Films Made in South Africa

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Some of the most famous actors of all times have come out South Africa like Charlize Theron, who was born just outside Johannesburg, Arnold Vosloo famous for his leading role in “The Mummy“ and Kandyse McClure who played in “Carrie” … Continue reading