Carina Bruwer of Sterling EQ is on a mission through Swim For Hope to raise R600 000 to make December, especially Christmas, bearable for children with cancer. Recently, she swam 21km in Italy and earned R20 000 for the Little Fighters Cancer Trust.
It was not until an American friend pointed it out to me that I realised that South Africans are obsessed with Italy and all things Italian. Why is it, asked the friend during a visit to South Africa last year, that everything that is meant to be something in South Africa has either an Italian name or Italian as an adjective? writes Jacob Dlamini.
The final chapter on the life of singer Miriam Makeba has ended in Italy – poignantly, the place where her foray into international stardom began.