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"Please introduce yourself, photos of members of your zoo are welcome! Lost & founds, charity events & interesting images too," says the intro to Tripledoubleyou Zoo - a recently launched Facebook page and the brainchild of well-known artist (and Overberger), Nikki Swanepoel. Much excitement ensued on the page, when Nikki announced that she would give away 5 artworks of animals, as part of the drive to get that all-important 30 likes, that give you access to your stats on a Facebook page. Within hours, the page exceeded its target and the prints were off to their new, happy owners the following day.

Friday, 23 August 2013 12:41

Red Sky Brew Camps

Because it takes great beer to create great wine.

All-grain and Partial Extract courses offered on alternate Saturdays, from 09h30. Team events catered for too, with parties of up to 15. 

R200 per person gets you brunch, beer, a hands-on course, a take home cheatsheet and two bottles of beer. R900 gets you the course, plus a kit and ingredients for your first brew.

We also have an online supply store for all your homebrewing needs.

We stock:

  • Malt
  • Hops
  • Yeast
  • Kits
  • Equipment

Deliveries can be arranged.

Red Sky Brew Camps

Friday, 23 August 2013 09:13

Interview: Tina Marie Harsant

Are you really a woman? 100%

Prove it. “A true woman gets back up and fights for what she wants over and over again” - I read that once and it resonated with me … I try to do the same thing. Getting up is not always easy, but the strength and intuition that we as women have been blessed with makes it far easier. I try to live my life with character, effort, integrity, sincerity and self control, the last gets challenged on a daily basis. We are able to grow life within us and have the ability, responsibility and priveledge to mould and nurture future generations.

 

Thursday, 22 August 2013 08:04

Interview: Zanri Marais

Are you a woman? Biologically, yes. Emotionally, no. Physically, yes. Mentally, yes. Psychologically, not sure.

Prove it. I have a uterus and ovaries and a vagina and stuff, biologically I am a woman. I am not strong enough emotionally to be a woman. Physically, I have a set of great big boobs thanks to my mother, so I am a woman. Mentally, I stand up for women's rights so I definitely know I am proud to be a woman. Psychologically, I am not 100% sure what psychologically entails so psychologically I am not sure.
Thursday, 15 August 2013 09:30

Interview: Karen van Kalmthout

Karen is the artist behind Fortune Faeries - already well known in South Africa, she now has a shop in Stroud, in England.

Are you really a woman? YES

Prove it. Go to the Amazonian Jungles and you'll see many of us there.

What are your thoughts on Women's Day in South Africa? Didn't know there was one … mmm, I would think every day is women's day, also man's day also children's day also animals' day. What about plant day? Mineral kingdom day? I do know theres a Tree Day/Arbour day, now that's good! However, there are sooooo many public holidays now, how does anyone ever get to work?

Wednesday, 14 August 2013 15:00

Red Sky Brew Craft Beer Brewery

Kelly, who is brewer Mark Goldsworthy's wife, tells us about the exciting new craft beer kid on the block.

At this stage we're based in Gordon’s Bay. We have signed a lease in a little industrial park just outside Gordon’s Bay, where our neighbours are a combination of garagiste wine maker, artist and gourmet food importer! 

The “brewmaster” is my husband Mark Goldsworthy who has a background in winemaking and viticulture, and the appropriate qualification from Elsenburg College. He has worked for some of the leading wine farms in the region – Kanonkop, Backsberg (both as more of a trainee/assistant role) and or the past five years at Edgebaston, for David Finlayson, as farm manager, viticulturist and assistant wine maker. He has been an avid home brewer for a while now and is looking forward to putting his knowledge of large scale “fermenting” into action in the beer game.

Wednesday, 14 August 2013 14:20

Interview: Lizelle Wentzel

Lizelle Wentzel, of the Cape Brewing Company, was kind enough to answer our questions too.

Are you really a woman? In this lifetime, yes.

Prove it. Can’t live without my vanitycase!

What are your thoughts on Women's Day in South Africa? I wish I could do more to help people.

 

Wednesday, 14 August 2013 00:00

Interview: Germaine de Larch

Writer, artist using photography as a medium and 'Gender Artivist' - Germaine de Larch gives us a different perspective.

Are you really a woman? That seemingly simple question is not so simple for me. I'm a gender activist and artist and my work focuses on documenting how I play with the notion of gender and gender identity. For me, gender - 'male'/'female' - do not exist outside of the way we construct it in society. Am I female-bodied? Do I have breasts and a vagina? Yes. Am I a woman? No. I do not identify as 'a woman'. Or 'a man', for that matter. I see myself as genderless and I identify as genderqueer. 

Prove it. I am who I am, and identifying as genderless is the most comfortable way for me to be myself, authentically. I don't need to prove it beyond that.

Wednesday, 14 August 2013 09:10

The Scary Smartphone Video

This video has been doing the rounds heavily around South African communities on social networks this morning - and it's from November 2010. That doesn't make it irrelevant at all, but it does highlight the fact that people are still too lax about online security. 

Watch this, then read further ...

Tuesday, 13 August 2013 08:16

Interview: Ang Lloyd

Are you really a woman? This is a complex question and difficult to answer. I believe in a combination of nature vs nurture (not just one or the other, but even then, there are no hard and fast rules). Biologically speaking, yes, I am female. And I identify as female (and I have no problem with people recognising me as such). Despite this, I have some issues with the word 'woman': I feel it's very loaded, comes with connotations of  'wife and mother' - which I cannot relate to. I menstruate, but I abhor the thought of having children - that's not very 'womanly'? But, privately, and sexually, I'm a lot more fluid: I see myself as both female and male in that sense.