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Sipho Hlongwane

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Sipho Hlongwane is a journalist and columnist for the Daily Maverick.

He is an avid fan of jelly beans, Top Gear, Arsenal and thinks that South Africans tend to take themselves a little too seriously.

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Movember, moustaches and other manly things

Finally, a good excuse to act like a man that doesn't involve getting shouted at for muddying my clothes and breaking my collar bone. Raise awareness this Movember by growing your own tash! It's for The Cancer Association of South Africa!

Time to join the 21st century, Juliarse

I’m sorry, but has everyone gone mad? Wherever I turn, it’s Joost. Joost and his wife (not to mention her equine flatulence), Joost and his…

Speaking of names…

Sarah Britten’s post about Afrikaans names reminded me of another bunch of people who are apt to give their offspring some pretty amusing, if not…

The importance of being coconut

In the olden days when men were still allowed to sport handlebar moustaches and the children of Inkosi uSenzangakhona reigned over the lands of their…

A Vaalie, a Capetonian and a Zulu

A Vaalie, a Capetonian and a Zulu were driving along one day in a car … But wait, before I continue I need to make…