Summer means swimming time

Buenos días (“Good day” in Spanish) How is everybody doing? I hope all this loadshedding doesn’t get you down? This is definitely not a reason I would give for #ImStaying in South Africa. It’s a good thing Eskom didn’t schedule loadshedding on Sunday during the Springboks quarterfinal-match against Japan, otherwise it would’ve caused a riot. Speaking of the Springboks, Japan gave us quite a scare. … Continue reading Summer means swimming time

Happy Holidays

Good day people How is everybody doing? Firstly, congratulations to Zozibini Tunzi for being crowned Miss Universe 2019 and to our Women Ice Hockey team for being crowned World Champions. Good luck to our new Protea cricket coach Mark Boucher. I’m so happy for all the rain we received across the country. I’m sorry for all the people who went down to the coast this … Continue reading Happy Holidays

It’s that time of the year

Ho ho ho people of Ladysmith How is everybody doing? Are you guys getting ready for the festive period? Are the decorations up and the excitement building? I’m so excited and I just can’t hide it. I’m watching any Christmas movie I can lay my hands on, my favourite one is obviously Die Hard! When I’m not listening to country music I play some Christmas … Continue reading It’s that time of the year

Laat die reёn val waar dit wil

Ole ole ole ole… Verskoon my tog mense, ek is nog in ʼn feesvierige-bui. Ek is nog steeds in die wolke oor die Springbokke se spogvertoning teen die Engelse Rose. Dit was ʼn fantastiese wedstryd wat ek sal onthou as ek eendag in die Juana Maria-outehuis sit met die nuutste uitgawe van die Gazette in my hande terwyl ek terug dink aan die goeie ou … Continue reading Laat die reёn val waar dit wil

Stand up for the Champions

Ole ole ole ole… Sorry everybody, I’m still celebrating the Springboks victory on Saturday in the Rugby World Cup Final against England…. Let us start again. How is everybody doing? I hope you are all as happy as I am with our team’s top-notch performance against Boris Johnson’s country men? I still get goosebumps when I think of it. Did some of you shoot some … Continue reading Stand up for the Champions

As ek vir Halloween moes aantrek, dra ek my Springbok-trui

Goeiedag, my mede-landsburgers Ek hoop dinge gaan nog goed in julle geweste en dat daar nie enige drama is nie. Dit is vir my ʼn riem onder die hart om weer vir julle in Afrikaans te skryf. Dankie aan die Gazette vir die versoek! Wie van julle het Sondagaand Trackers op MNet gekyk? Dit is die tv-reeks wat gebasseer is op die skrywer Deon Meyer … Continue reading As ek vir Halloween moes aantrek, dra ek my Springbok-trui

Books, rugby and Survivor

Good day people of Ladysmith How is everybody doing? I’m proud to say this is my 25th column for the Gazette. I’m half way to fifty. A few things grabbed my attention last week. But first, did Hugo phone the police? I was shocked to my core when it was announced by MNET that there won’t be another season of Survivor SA next year, despite … Continue reading Books, rugby and Survivor