Posts tagged ‘south africa’

July 29, 2019

Answer: Yes

by allthoughtswork

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April 16, 2018

Love Story

by duncanr

every year, for the past 18 years, a male stork has flown 14,000 km from his winter home in South Africa to a small village in Croatia, Europe, to be with his handicapped mate, who cannot fly due to an old gunshot wound.


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January 31, 2018


by duncanr

Pigcasso is a rescued pig who loves to daub splashes of paint on a canvas . . .

November 7, 2017

Praise the (hic!) Lord

by duncanr

Gabola Church of International Ministries is a new south african church founded 2 months ago

although it has not been going long, it has already over 500 worshippers

by way of contrast, the long established Church of England has over the years seen a steady decline in support to a record low of just 1.4% of the population attending its weekly Sunday service ( )

so what’s pulling the punters in to the Gabola church, and is there a lesson here for the church of england to follow?

the answer is . . .

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March 22, 2017

Walking to Work

by duncanr

these ducks are on their way to work – keeping the snail population down at this vineyard in South Africa

after a hard day in the field, they relax with a . . .

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May 2, 2016

Facing the Lion

by duncanr

tables turnedmadhatters has not always been called that

we had a different name once

when we decided a change was in order, we asked for suggestions and created a poll so folk could vote for their favourite

it was a close run thing but Madhatters emerged as the eventual winner – thanks to a late surge of votes from South Africa

there were suspicions that . . .

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August 22, 2014

South African Man Tangoed

by duncanr

Tango is the trademark of a UK Orange soft drink

In the 1990s, the company ran a series of highly successful ads with the catch-phrase ‘you know when you’ve been tangoed

meanwhile, in South Africa, police are investigating the death of a farm worker who was reportedly well-and truly ‘tangoed’

July 18, 2014

The Train now standing . . .

by duncanr

commuterThis is a special announcement for the passenger standing on platform 9

South African Railways regret to announce that the 10.30 express from Johannesburg to Nigel won’t be going anywhere very fast because of a fault on the line – some buggers have nicked it !

April 21, 2014

Something to Read : The Kindness Blog

by duncanr

pc readingevery now and again, I recommend another blog for MH regulars to read

today, my recommendation is the kindness blog

if ever you need reminding that there are good people in this world, read

Here’s a sample of what you may find there . . .

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March 23, 2014

Dewani Extradition Date Set

by duncanr

anni dewani120The wheels of justice turn slowly – especially if your family have lots of money to hire expensive lawyers to exploit every legal avenue to prevent your deportation to answer accusations that you were complicit in the murder of your wife

But Shrien Dewani will finally – after almost 3.1/2 years – be extradited to S.Africa on April 7th and appear in court April 8th to answer the charge he arranged for the murder of his wife Anni whilst they were honeymooning in Cape Town in Nov 2010 –

It’s been a long time coming but perhaps the Hindocha family will soon, at last, get answers to the questions they have regarding the murder of their daughter Anni