South African elections 2014 – register to vote now

It is nearly time for all South Africans to make their mark again. It is up to each one of us to keep moving South Africa forward to a real democracy; where we have two or three political parties as viable contenders and where we can hold these parties to account when they don’t deliver.

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Nelson Mandela: the life of a national hero

Behind the smiles and colourful shirts, beyond the dances and distinctive voice, there is a man who lived a life that many don’t know of. Here are some of the highlights in the life of a national (and international) hero.

Dr Mamphela Ramphele, leader of Agang South Africa
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Agang South Africa

Since its first democratic elections, South Africa has never produced a plausible alternative to the ANC. With a one-party-always-wins mantra, South Africans will never experience a true democracy.

Windmill Casino
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Windmill Casino and Entertainment Centre

The Windmill Casino and Entertainment Centre is highly rated by tripadvisor.co.uk users. As a matter of fact, as of today, it is ranked number two out of 11 attractions in Bloemfontein. In today’s post, a guest blogger, The Purple Fairy, writes about The Windmill…

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Mangaung is taking a new direction

So, this is a call to action. Please let us know what direction you would like this blog to take. What would you like to see more of and what, perhaps, less. We need your input to plan our strategy for the 2012/13 year and beyond.

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Semi-Soet in South Africa

Afrikaans romantic comedy Semi-Soet moved from No 4 to No 2 this past weekend on the South African box office Top Ten, placing it ahead of action film This Means War, local comedy-drama Materialand action-thriller Safe House.

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Coobah Bloemgate

Freshly made Mojito in hand, tie undone, sitting back as the sun sets over our beautiful Bloemfontein, you can feel the base drums beating deep through your soul.

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ANC ignoring anti-apartheid friends

Even though we would like to congratulate the ANC on the role they have played in the history of our country, we would also like to remind them of the contributions and spirit of the greater South African public.

Southern Sun Bloemfontein
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Southern Sun Bloemfontein

I have stayed at Southern Sun Bloemfontein a few times and it must be said that this hotel is spacious. The entrance, the rooms and the garden court with its swimming pool all have enough room so not to make one feel caged in.

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Coobah

I arrive an hour early to do some work and then to meet up with friends I haven’t seen for months, or sometimes, years. It’s a little bit of Europe in Bloem. A little bit of funk.