Abdullah Ibrahim Master Musician

Abdullah Ibrahim‘s solo performance at The Fugard last night was captivating! The beautiful piano was setup in a cozy theatre illuminated by soft blue lighting. With almost a sellout performance Ibrahim held delighted jazz enthusiasts captive with 1.5 hours of incredible uninterrupted sets. The distinguished musician’s performance was impeccable. He began with sheet music but…

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Cape Town Reflections

During the last visit to Cape Town I don’t remember such strong southeasters – but then it wasn’t summer. Last evening the wind almost blew my earrings out! Restaurants and shops had to move anything outside indoors. Taking time to re-acclimate and am so in awe of this place which for me has very special…

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Eleanor Kasrils Secret Agent

The Unlikely Secret Agent is a book written by Ronald Kasrils, a South African politician and former Minister for Intelligence Services, about his remarkable wife Eleanor. Ronald Kasrils Kasrils held many posts both before and after the first fully democratic elections in South Africa in 1994: Member National Executive Committee of the ANC Member Central…

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Robben Island

While living in Sea Point in the late 1980s I developed a fascination for watching the lighthouse signal on Robben Island at night. My flat was on Beach Road facing Table Bay and the Atlantic Ocean. While looking out to sea I often thought of Nelson Mandela and his imprisonment there for political activism and…

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Albertina Sisulu South Africa

Nontsikelelo Albertina Sisulu, also known as Masisulu, died on June 2, 2011 at the age of 92. She believed every life mattered and worked tirelessly to restore human rights and dignity for those harmed by apartheid. During apartheid Masisulu survived repeated detention and solitary confinement. Her husband, Walter, spent 7 years as a political prisoner…

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