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Dingaan’s Day, or the Day of the Covenant.


  We are kidless until Christmas Eve – Younger Daughter and Junior Granddaughters have flitted off to near Cape Town to visit other Grannie and aunts and cousins. That has given me a bit of time to ruminate about the … Continue reading

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DINGDONG’S DAY, DAY OF COVEN AUNTS, OR DAY OF WRECKED CONCILIATION?


In South Africa the 16th December has long been kept as a public holiday.  This arose originally from a little disagreement in 1838 between some Voortrekkers trying to find a promised land away from the pesky British, and some Zulus … Continue reading

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