Archive for August, 2010

Festival: Africa style

August 10, 2010

I spent last weekend at Oppikoppi – a music festival on a dry, dusty and thorny koppie in the heart of the Bushveld North of Jo’burg. As we motored there, chewing our biltong, dodging potholes and semi-naked youth trying to hitch their way to the festival from a town called Brits, we heard a radio DJ describe it as the Glastonbury of South Africa.

The theme was sexy, crooked, teeth (I’d like to think we scored 2 out of 3) and included a line up of Afrikaans artists I’d never heard of and would have fun trying to pronounce their names and decide if they were kif or kak.

Here are some photos for you to decide if my first SA festival experience was kif (good) or kak (bad).


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Afri-love

August 2, 2010

A good friend Lulu Kitololo has set us this wonderful blog called Afri-love.

Launched the day the 2010 World Cup kicked off, “the aim is for the site to become a community of creativity, knowledge, passion and ideas for all who identify with, are inspired by or have an affinity for Africa”. Read more about it on Lulu’s portfolio site here.

I contributed this week’s Quote of the Week to the site.