Some people have eating in a 3 Michelin star restaurant in Paris on their bucket lists. Others want to eat in a restaurant because a certain famous chef designed the menu. I wanted to have dinner at Antie Evelyn se Eetplek and when the opportunity arose I packed my overnight bag and headed into the … Continue reading Antie Evelyn se Eetplek in Nieu-Bethesda
A typical Soweto landscape with the Orlando Towers in the background and a couple of minibus taxi's thrown in for good measure, photographed from the Hector Pieterson Memorial.
Most South Africans probably know what a smiley is, but if you ask any international visitor to the country they would probably say something you use in mobile messages and online comments. The difference between a township smiley and an online one is very different though. A township smiley is a cooked sheep's head, regarded as a … Continue reading Smileys – a township delicacy
Chicken heads and feet, better known as Walkie Talkies, at a township marketplace in Njoli Square.
Ek is mal oor lewer, maar nie almal is groot aanhangers daarvan nie. In die townships is dit wel baie gewild en word verkoop op baie straathoeke waar kos gemaak en direk uit die potte aan verbygangers verkoop word. Onlangs het ek 'n toer vir 'n groep na New Brighton township in Port Elizabeth gereel en een … Continue reading Lewer in die township
Today is Halloween and as in the past I don't have a proper Halloween pic to post, specially seeing that its not really something we celebrate here in South Africa. So I prefer to rather post something weird or just slightly gross. This year its cows feet seen in New Brighton in Port Elizabeth at a informal corner … Continue reading Cows feet for Halloween
What do you do when you're taking a foreign journalist around and he wants to have something local for lunch? Well, I phoned a colleague at work and suggested that we take him for liver and stew in the township. He then suggested that we do something else and take the journalist for a traditional ikasi … Continue reading Tsisha Nyama
"Are you joining us for lunch of liver and stew in the township ?" That was the question one of my colleagues asked me the other day. Now I can be a bit of a picky eater and there are a couple of things I won't touch. So I thought about it... for about two … Continue reading Township lunch – Beef stew and liver
There is always something new and interesting to see around the next corner for somebody from the suburbs when visiting a township. This is even more so the case when you have a camera in hand and looking for those unusual photos to post. Although there are many of these around the townships, I have … Continue reading Your friendly corner township butcher
Mendi Memorial in New BrightonThere is a monument in the New Brighton township of Port Elizabeth to those who died on the SS Mendi in the First World War. Blacks were not allowed to represent South Africa during the war as soldiers and those black people who did volunteer were sent to Europe as Labour Corps … Continue reading SS Mendi Memorial