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My tapestry’s underbelly and other aesthetic adventures

WHEN THERE’S A polite, clean side to something, you can rest assured that there’s always a wild, irregular messy corollary. And often the latter is more revealing and more interesting. It breaks more rules, it is much less restrained. This is one of the delicious strengths in Gina […]

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Porcine catastrophe

YOU SHOULD NEVER look a gift horse in the mouth, they say. And sometimes that gift horse comes in a surprising form. In Die Selle, this week’s Afrikaans-language radio drama, which airs on Thursday night, Magda Retief (Karen Wessels) is a woman who lives on a South African […]

A secret history of things

IF YOU HAVE been privileged to have been raised by people with a long history of a complicated relationship with things, you will relate well to the gentle, empathetic and sometimes feisty humour bordering on pathos that characterises Esta Steyn’s gem of an Afrikaans-language radio play this week […]