The humble opinion of an ordinary white, female, middle-aged South African
From the perspective of an ordinary white, female South African
South Africa is one of the most diverse countries in the world. The contrast between black and white, rich and poor, good and bad, is quite open...
Some facts about art and artists, and an interview with the talented Coelien Coetser
Who says, and what great victories have he to his credit to tell us that we may not believe that the trip to Heaven will meet all our expectations?
A review of drbj's hubs and comments
The compiled writings of Maria Jordan, titled ‘The Rain and Everything', is like a basket filled with fruit for the soul.
Only 40 minutes drive from Cape Town is Paarl - the 3rd oldest European settlement in South Africa
Fascinating history, simplified and summarised in a nutshell of 4000 words -
Why is so-called bragging an epidemic in cyberspace?
Kimberley looks like any other large town in South Africa, until you realize that it is the City of Diamonds -
Can there be any beauty in the desert? This article about the Kalahari Desert in South Africa will change your perspective on a desert.
Clovelly, situated in South Africa's Cape-Peninsula, is a Mecca for lovers of nature -
"Ritual is important to us as human beings. It ties us to our traditions and our histories." - Miller Williams
Loadshedding is a reality that effects man and mouse in South Africa...
A photo tour from Mossel Bay to Knysna, South Africa
A photo tour from Cape Town to Mossel Bay, South Africa
A photo tour of the West Coast, Western Cape, South Africa
A photo tour of Cape Town, South Africa
A photo tour from Cape Point to Sea Point, South Africa
A photo tour of the Cape Peninsula, Cape Town, South Africa
A photo tour of Stellenbosch, a wine route and strawberry picking in South Africa
A photo tour of Matjiesfontein to Cape Town
A photo tour from the North West Province to Cape Town, South Africa
Eight love indicators, categorized by the ancient Greeks, give us an idea where we stand in the realm of love
Meet Julius Malema, the advocate for nationalization of land and mines in South Africa.
Are our siblings necessarily our friends? Accidentally, some are, while others are not. Let's contemplate a few confessions....
Being one-of-a-kind means feeling insecure, vulnerable and unsupported. Humans, however, compensate.
This vaccine is supposed to protect girls from cervical cancer in TWENTY years' time. What about all the negative reports?
Agreement and disagreement are like breathing – we do this every second of our life. Understanding the cause and effect enables us to maintain harmony and peace.
A picture show of the Eye of the Groot Marico River
Marijuana is not a painkiller. To the contrary, it intensifies pain and destroy the brain’s ability to reduce pain-reducing endorphins...
Conifers are of the easiest and most beautiful ornamental plants to grow in big and small gardens. Meet the conifers in our garden....
If you can't play second fiddle with finesse, how will you be able to play first fiddle with finesse?
Why bother with a nuclear family? Why not rather live like giraffes?
“In my eyes nothing is beautiful and nothing is ugly.” And this was the last time the Eternal Spirit answered a question of Mma.
People need friends. The challenge is to establish meaningful friendships. Abhanga poems for an online friend.
Lesotho is an independent kingdom in the middle of South Africa where people apparently still live in harmony with nature...
Racism is a form of emotional fortification, dug like moats by people who live in fear of losing what they believe are theirs...
White South Africans protest against the ongoing killings of white farmers and white senior citizens -
What to do on a public holiday called Heritage Day in a country like South Africa where many different cultures have their own set of bad and good memories?
Plagiarism is deliberate act of acquisition of thoughts, ideas or expressions without the permission of the owner. However, what is new and original?
Encouragement is not merely an act of giving hope or support to someone, it is a powerful human force that ignites and feeds human desires.
The wonder of life makes being alive a wondrous experience.
Being loyal is a valuable characteristic and therefore highly exploitable. Don't be a martyr, be loyal!
The Short Story is a narrative with a specific structure and dynamic components.
In many cultures the celebration of birthdays is still a matter of dispute based on the believe that these kind of celebrations have historical connections with superstitions, magic and Paganism.
Even in what many may call 'ugly', there is beauty to be discovered and appreciated.
Responsible and good-natured musicians feel at home playing the tuba.
According to statistics 70,000 whites have been murdered by blacks since the ANC came into power in 1994. Could this be genocide or just normal crime?
Identify yourself in the following relationship indicators and live happily forever after.
By way of handling our cell phone we demonstrate our character and dignity.
All about the saxophone, the saxophone player and Sunshine's choice of music.
We take our voice, body, melody, rhythm, language and most of what we have for granted, but the ability to use it to express ourselves effectively is an art to be mastered.
Step by step comprehensible instructions for typing text on pictures using Microsoft Publisher
All about the Trumpet and the Trumpet Player and billybuc aka Bill Holland's special music.
It is NOT a shame to be ignorant of irrelevant subjects. “Real knowledge is to know the extend of one’s ignorance.” – Confucius
A couple of decades ago living alone was no man's wish, but nowadays it seems to be a better option...
"There's no such thing as a free lunch". Everything, including companionship and love, has a price.
All about the Bassoon, the Bassoonist and B.j. Rakow aka drbj's choices of powerful music...
What exactly is Loneliness apart from being an indisputable emotional pain?
Then, out of the blue, complete silence started to accumulate in Monia’s ears. Only the ticking of a clock assured her that she was not dead.
Sharing and discussing with the hope that Newbies follow suit, my unknown fellow-hubbers accept my absence in their hubs, my friends forgive me when I miss every other hub they publish...
An unofficial HP-award to someone that is loved by many and respected by all.
Regrets are all about the Past, Hope is all about the Future. Nevertheless, we have to deal with them in the Present.
All about the French horn, the French horn player and Svetlana Ivanova aka Kallini2010's favorite songs.
Tchaikovsky‘s words in a letter to Nadezhda von Meck: “… you will find this to be an echo of your most intimate thoughts and emotions.”
The Aids epidemic will soon wipe out most of the great tribes in Africa, predicted Credo Mutwa, the highest ranking sangoma/shaman in the world. Biography now available.
The backbone of a Charitable Spirit is ‘kindness’; the rest of a Charitable Spirit is ‘generosity’....
All about the Euphonium, the Euphonium-Player and Mike Friedman aka mckbirdbks
Ideas about social illness and HOW to cure them.
Showing gratitude is the very first good manner a good mother teaches her child.
Flute-players are romantic, sensitive, creative and able to improvise. Even in precarious conditions they can escape into a fantasy world where all clouds have silver linings...
Could it be that our religious orientation determines what we consider to be scandals?
Vanity versus pride, humility versus modesty could be attractiveness versus repulsiveness.
A Clarinet player is called a ‘clarinetist’. Clarinetists are bright, alert and sociable with several different hobbies and interests
Compliments and insults fall in the same category - they both make us feel uncomfortable. They are at least embarrassing and at the most hard to deal with.
In order for True-Self to be happy as s/he is supposed to be, True-Self should be IN CHARGE and not a stranger living somewhere in our inside. Meet your True Self today!
Groot-Marico is a haven in the North West Province of South Africa for people who want to escape the hustle and bustle of city life.
A photo tour of an African bushveld region - Ottoshoop, Zeerust, North West Province, South Africa
A picture tour from Klerksdorp, South Africa to Groot Marico via Ventersdorp, Coligny, Lichtenburg, Ottoshoop and Zeerust
Ignoring someone you should not ignore is a sign that you dread the consequences of communication.
In South Africa snow is not a common phenomenon, therefor citizens were amazed on August 7, 2012
The attractiveness of Namibia in South West Africa is unique and worthy to be explored by tourist from all over the world.
Confined in happiness, happiness is my salvation. But then happiness must be.....
Pappie, this is but all I have on my heart. Besides this, I treasure the most wonderful memories of you....
A picture tour of Mwanza and Mwadui in Tanzania, East Africa
True or False: Introverts are cold, negative, revengeful and snobbish while Extroverts are dominating, aggressive, overbearing, arrogant and offensive?
Credit to http://finedineonmyvegangenitalia.tumblr.com/page/113 You’ve got lips eager to please me, hands eager to touch me, ears eager to listen to me, a voice eager to speak to me. ♥ ...
The purpose of chain messages is to send a message to many people and to delegate the task of sending. But why do they cause havoc in our minds?
Let me play with you Let me enjoy you Let me just like you Don’t make me love you
Two to five percent Americans suffer Chronic Venous Insufficiency (CVI), previously known as postphlebitic syndrome and postthrombotic syndrome.
"What would you get when you mix PMS with a GPS – a moody bitch who will find you." BUT this is not the only kind of bitch that will find you....
How to analyse your specific taste for music
Tomato craving (tomatophagia) may be tied to iron deficiency (anemia) and perhaps deficiencies of other minerals and vitamins. But is it possible to overdose on tomatoes?
THE DAY to acknowledge and ponder the Almighty Power that disposes while mankind proposes...
To root the traditional music of Africa and in particularly of South Africa in ancient times, this presentation starts with the traditional rhythm and sound of the Celts and the Goths...
Determine the character of relationships according to social dances – Rock ’n Roll, the Twist, Jive, Cha-Cha-Cha, Rumba, Samba, Tango, Foxtrot, Quickstep, and the Waltz.
How do we deal with people who don’t like us? Do we say “Let them fly!" But on whose chair are we sitting when we say this? On the chair of a baby, a teenager or an adult?
When the man next to Mia finally started to hit her in the face, she felt no pain. Only the hate and contempt in his eyes burnt holes in her soul.
Christine controls her thoughts with an iron will, because she has an unforeseen task on her agenda – the arrangement of a funeral and all that goes hand in hand. ‘Focus!’ is her mantra today and she...
Credit to photostock @ freedigitalphotos,net What a wonderful privilege to have an interpreter permanently on duty in Cyberspace, named Google Translator. It is what they call a free statistical machine translator,...
As onlookers we sometimes get the idea that the police are doing ‘nothing’ to control riots, therefore we blame them for all the wrong and injurious.
A tribute to Nellieanna Hay
The nature of human beings comprises good, bad and ugly characters, all of them equally ready to dominate in specific circumstances. One person could be an extremely good character at work, but ugly at home and/or bad...
"For to be free is not merely to cast off one's chains, but to live in a way that respects and enhances the freedom of others." ~ Nelson Mandela
Who said the cons of having imaginary friends are more than the pros? In fact, they are the crystallization of one's thoughts, ideas and feelings.
Weakness is the inability to find proper and healthy enforcements or substitutes for emotional crutches.
Although dictionaries describe orgasms as the most intense pleasure in intimate interactions, this hub is not AT ALL about that kind of orgasms, but about the kind we are all able to experience daily in public.
Happiness is making choices not knowing the end beyond the first bend –
People do hurt each other in many ways, and most of the time in total ignorance.
Me and my friends from Hubland Always exploring, Nell Rose, Fossillady, Epigramman with his pets Georgie and Tammy Were looking for the white lions of Timbavati We saw buffaloes, rhinos, and zebras, ...
Power in social structures measures the legal ability authority has to control others. Power can be good or evil, just or unjust. In the corporate environment power to control is giving to managers, who’s...
People can be friends for many years, just to realize on a good old rainy day that their love for each other is no longer alive.
Do you know a person you like and dislike at the same time? Now this is a fine line. Let's categorize three types of people in our lives – People we like in spite of their shortcomings. People we...
The fact that I was born with clubfeet never affected me in any way. Thanks to medical science my feet were straightened while I was a baby. I grew up with only the knowledge that crawling on my knees or walking on...
Giving is often only a selfish act, so what is Goodwill?
Persons with weight of character carry, like planets, their atmospheres along with them in their orbits. ~Thomas Hardy ♥ Like the sun of our galaxy, axis of planets and stars all bonded by proxy...
Did you ever experience an urge to run away while your e-mail's inbox gets filled with notifications and notifications and notifications from HubPages Editor? Did you ever miss a hub of one of your favorite...
Nine children out of ten could succeed in learning how to play a music instrument if they chose an instrument that suits their personality.
The Bojanala Region is the most scenic region of the North West Province of South Africa. Being a natural bushveld it offers a number of game parks and a large variety of historical and cultural sites
According to Wikipedia ‘naive’ is a French loanword indicating having or showing a lack of experience, understanding or sophistication. In early use, it meant natural or innocent, and did not...
A living person was put inside a wicker and set alight to pay tribute to the god of thunder, was one of many practices during original Halloween festivals -
Whether your answer is ‘yes’ or ‘no’, please evaluate with me the birthday parties of toddlers in South-Africa. Now this is not any toddlers’ parties, but the parties of my grandchildren...
From Klerksdorp to Pretoria (South Africa) - an opportunity to review the birth and development of mankind.
Con artists should never be underestimated. They are experts at gaining the confidence of others...
Eric Hoffer said rudeness is the weak man's imitation of strength. Dictionaries define rudeness in nature as a wild or unrefined state and in humans a manner that is rude and insulting. When a...
This is a story composed with the word ‘time’. ----------------------- Since I left Carlo everything seemed to have happened once upon a time. At seasonable and unseasonable times, in my time, I could...
42 teenagers drowned after the bus they were traveling in crashed through the Westdene Dam fence. (March 27, 1985)
“If we are to go forward, we must go back and rediscover those precious values - that all reality hinges on moral foundations and that all reality has spiritual control.” Martin Luther King, Jr. The world...
Somehow betrayers always hang themselves. If not literally, then metaphorically.
An English translation of a touching Spanish poem.
Intimidation – cowing/bullying – explained by WordWeb is: “To subdue, restrain, or overcome by affecting with a feeling of awe or frighten (as with threats)” The urge to accomplish personal...
What is criticism? Who offers it and who takes it to heart? Elbert Hubbard’s famous advice: “To avoid criticism: Do nothing, say nothing and be nothing.”