“I cherished the ideal of a democratic and free society in which all persons live together in harmony and with equal opportunities. It is an ideal which I hope to live for and to achieve. But if needs be, it is an ideal for which I am prepared to die.” (Nelson Mandela)
“The Long Walk of Nelson Mandela” tells the story of the man behind the myth, probing Mandela’s character, leadership and life’s method through intimate recollections with friends, political allies, adversaries, and his fellow prisoners and jailers on Robben Island where Mandela spent 18 of his 27 prison years. Continue reading →
During my time in San Diego I was faced with a difficult emotional challenge. The feelings I experienced were rooted in the fact that I let myself get emotionally attached to another human being, in this case being in love and then realizing that my desire to live a romantic relationship with that person is not compatible at this current moment in my life with the commitments and priorities I have set for myself.
Today, Goldfish released their music video to “Get Busy Living” exclusively on 2OceansVibe, one of South Africa’s most popular lifestyle blogs!
Watch it here – enjoy!
Whoever produced this work must have been sitting with a perfect view of the stunning Table Mountain, smoking some amazing green! Cape Town vibes flying around the world…what can I say, as you already know, I love what these guys do!
Have a look at two video clips of Goldfish playing live at MELKWEG in Holland last week. If this does not get you pumped up and excited about Friday’s gig in London…I just love these dudes! 🙂 CT vibes. Enjoy.
Hi my dear friends & family,
It is time for another quick update, just to let you know about my whereabouts and plans for the coming year.
The time of the year has come to say good bye to South Africa again. Leaving this beautiful spot, all my friends and loved ones is always an emotional challenge for me. But knowing in my heart that I will be back sooner rather then later, makes it a bit easier, because it is just a temporary good bye, as I will be back.
Today on Wednesday, 1st September I will be moving back to London, England to resume my degree studies at London Metropolitan University (http://www.londonmet.ac.uk). I still have three semesters to go until I qualify for my Bachelor degree.
For the first days or weeks, I will be living with my Portuguese friend Ivan in North London, who kindly offered me to stay with him until I have found a new flat for myself. As I might have a little issue with my old UK number, you can also use hi number to get a hold of me if necessary for now. (Ivan – 00447545633139). I will soon also have access to fast & reliable Internet again, so please feel free to contact me via email, Facebook or Skype anytime.
I will send you my new address and number, as I always do, once I have arrived and settled in!
I am hoping to find some time now to write about my experiences in South Africa from June until September. It has been an amazing experience again living and working at the Southern tip of Africa, the beautiful city of Cape Town!
I hope you are doing well, please drop me a line to tell me how you are and what you have been up to, and I will send reply personally to you :-).
Sending you my love.
Silver was given the opportunity of a life time to send out his uniquely South African message to the world and keep the flag flying.
The story behind “South African from the waist down”…
A friendly and effervescent car guard known as ‘Silver’ made up a catchy song to sing while watching cars parked in the streets of Cape Town.
One day, recently, he was overheard by the music composer Alistair Davis, who fell in love with the song instantly and decided to take Silver to the Kaleidosound recording studio in Cape Town to meet the music producer Gabi Le Roux, who produces numerous albums for top selling artists including Mandoza.
Gabi was initially not too keen, but Alistair really believed in the song and called his old friend Aidan who then agrees to work on the lyrics, together with Silver. Finally they approached Gabi again and this time he’s sold!
“South African from the waist down” went into production and the recorded version got a record deal with EMI South Africa.
The single is now available for download worldwide on iTunes & is also available as a mobile ringtone. It was released on June 28th on the “Halala Soccer Album”.
|Silver the Singing Saffa Car Guard|
Hello my dear friends,
I just want to give you a heads-up…I am coming to Joburg!
At the end of my time in South Africa for this year, I am taking the opportunity to fly up from Cape Town to visit my old home Johannesburg.
I will be arriving on Saturday, 21. August and stay until the 30. August, before I return to Cape Town to pack my bags and fly back to London.
During my time in Joburg, I will be staying in Westdene.
My SA number is 0763724264.
This is a once in a year opportunity to catch up. Would love to see you for a breakfast, brunch, lunch, dinner, sun-downers or night out if you can. 🙂
Cant wait to see you again!
just a quick update. My time in Cyprus has come to an end…on Tuesday, 1st June I started my journey from Larnaca via London and Joburg to the most beautiful city of Cape Town in South Africa.
I am staying in a guest house in Green Point, and I managed to organize an internship at a multimedia marketing production company called Coza Productions (http://www.cozaproductions.co.za/).