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Miriam Mannak

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Miriam Mannak - born in The Netherlands and bred in Angola and Rwanda - set foot on South African soil in 2004. What was supposed to be a six-month casual fling grew into a long-lasting love affair with this country. South Africa has managed to capture her heart, soul, mind, and fascination - and is now her 'home'.

Currently, Miriam is based in Cape Town where she works as a freelance writer, photographer, foreign correspondent, professional blogger and online content writer. Among other things.

Refugees have rights too!

The picture on today’s Cape Times is stuck in my mind. This terrified injured little girl haunts me, even after I have put the paper…

Brains think, skin doesn’t

The race card: Frequently used among South Africans from all backgrounds to express their disapproval in an argument, debate or discussion with a person from…

Politics: Only for the brave

Politics is not for sissies. Well, if you are from certain countries that is. From Burundi for instance, or neighbouring Rwanda. Or Eritrea, Sri Lanka,…

From China, with love

Seventy-seven tonnes of guns, mortars and other rubbish is lying in Durbs harbour — ready to be shipped to Zim. From China, with love. It…

Go, Zuma, go!

Before virtual tomatoes are flying through cyberspace and into my direction, I am not the least a JZ fan. The way he thinks about the…

Life’s peachy in Zim

Definition of “crisis”, according to the Webster’s dictionary: A crucial or decisive point or situation; a turning point / An unstable condition, as in political,…

Positively positive

I am tired. Flippin’ tired — of all those folks who spend their days complaining, bitching, moaning, whining and whingeing about how bad it is…