Monthly Archives: June 2010

Crosswords predict World Cup winners

We’re in the bus, making our way through Cape Town to watch a World Cup match. A dad sandwiched between his two sons. “Who are we going to support?” I ask my boys. “Bafana Bafana,” says 6-year-old Khwezi, with a … Continue reading

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Vuvu blows Juju off the front page

 South Africa has given the world Nelson Mandela, Mrs Balls Chutney, the first human heart transplant, the Kreepy Krauly (the pool cleaner, not Wouter Basson) and now the vuvuzela. “Vuvuzela has even made it into the world of crosswords,” I … Continue reading

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Choking on yellow fever, dripping with ‘gees’

What was I thinking? I wasn’t. Clearly. I parked in town last week Friday– it wasn’t just any Friday; it was Football Friday. And it wasn’t just any Football Friday; it was the first day of the World Cup Football … Continue reading

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Crosswords and cross words

There are lots of angry utterances when politicians with clashing ideologies cross swords. Just ask Dianne Kohler-Barnard. But while politics and cross words mix I don’t believe politics and crosswords should. When the crime and the grime of a newspaper’s … Continue reading

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