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Sarah Britten

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During the day Sarah Britten is a communication strategist; by night she writes books and blog entries. And sometimes paints. With lipstick. It helps to have insomnia.

I want to fit into a box

I want to fit into a box. Kugels get to be in boxes. So do boytjies and tenderpreneurs, cougars and sugar daddies and yummy mummies.…

Why Power Balance® is like apartheid

It’s happened twice this weekend: once on Friday among the black-pants-and-blue-shirt-set at The Baron on Fredman Drive, once at the Ciao Baby Cucina in Cedar…

What makes you smile about Joburg?

“What makes you smile about your city?” That’s this month’s theme in the global social media campaign I’m involved with and it’s a challenging one.…

Is your car a handbag on wheels?

Are you one of those people with a messy car? I will confess that I must count myself a member of that renegade tribe, but…

Must we create another monster?

So, the years of stirring are finally paying off. After spending aeons pissing off the members of the Mail & Guardian Forum, Sentletse Diakanyo has…

Where have you walked in those shoes?

This afternoon it occurred to me that I was wearing the same pair of shoes I had on when I got retrenched in Sydney a…

The terrible thrill of snakes

“Ooh look, snake!” said my aunt. Philimon stopped the game viewing vehicle and reversed. We aimed the spotlight and stared. There it was, orange with…

Our ever-inventive criminals

There’s a new modus operandi in Hoedspruit this holiday season. Criminals are waiting for people to go out on game drives, then raiding their lodges.…

Respect the mud

I don’t have enough respect for mud. This thought occurred to me late on Christmas Day as I felt the Freelander slipping down the slope,…

Ways of coping in South Africa

There are certain books I don’t read on principle. Either it’s because what I think is between their covers is so much bullshit — The…