Dube is the name of a popular township in Soweto, but on a larger scale Dube is a well-known Nguni surname. In nature the name belongs to an animal, e-dube – a lovely, cheeky one with bold black and white stripes, called the zebra. This is an exploration of the story of the Dube Township, Soweto’s own zebra.
To celebrate Fish Hoek's centenary on Tuesday 24 April 2018, the SA Post Office has commissioned the manufacture of a date stamp to be used exclusively on that day at Fish Hoek Post Office in Main Road, Fish Hoek. This will commemorate the date when the first plots on former Fish Hoek Farm were auctioned to create the village of Fish Hoek in 1918. The Fish Hoek date stamp is the first commemorative date stamp issued for 2018.
I recently added a new title to my library, an old book with the quaint title of "A Winter Tour of South Africa". This is a first edition, published in London in 1890. It is an account of travels through South Africa by the distinguished writer and traveller, Fredrick Young.