My South African Story

My South African Story

I am a Swiss lady of 63 years. I left Switzerland - this wonderful, clean and well-organized country - in 2000. It was too narrow-minded for me, and I emigrated to Spain. I lived at the Spanish coast six long years, until I decided to book a 2-week holiday in South Africa.

A pre-wedding (South African) story

It was ten days before my wedding, and my new parents-in-law were arriving from Poland, keen to explore South Africa. Blame it on pre-wedding jitters, or a worry-wart bride, but I was concerned that their time in the country should go without a hitch.
We are the HEARFELT Project

We are the HEARFELT Project

DUMELA, HELLO. This is our story. We are the HEARTFELT Project, set up in Makapanstad, South Africa. Our beautiful hand-made products are made by very special ladies and each one carries a message of hope.

My story goes like this

I have been a learner in the 1980s, and in that era there was certainly no career pathing or assistance for people of my colour to get into good jobs or careers.

I would like to share this story with you

On 18 March 2008 I went home after work. Getting a lift with my sister who is working in Paarden Eiland I have to wait until 17h30 for her to pick me up. As we were driving home, we passed an accident where two vehicles were involved.
I went to Cape Town during March

I went to Cape Town during March

At the hotel when I was at reception, there was an Indian man who was talking about how he's in Cape Town for 2 days (he's in the Navy from India) and how all he really wants to see are penguins and other animals - he's never been on African Soil before.
Community radio in South Africa

Community radio in South Africa

Community radio, by its nature, struggles for advertising and other forms of financing. Yet it remains a crucial part of South Africa's broadcasting landscape, providing diversity for listeners and skills for the commercial radio sector.
South African radio stations

South Africa’s radio stations

There are an estimated 15.4-million radio sets in South Africa, with listeners many times that number, broadcasting in a multitude of languages and with a range of programming from urban music to community news in the rural areas.
googling south africa

Googling South Africa

The world's most popular internet search engine now offers a South African site - and provides searches in Afrikaans, Sesotho, isiXhosa and isiZulu.
Department of Human Settlements

Houses for everyone

Housing is at the forefront of the national agenda for delivery and the government is taking overall responsibility for providing houses to all.

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