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I Am South African

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    Ethnicity - So checking into hospital last week I was asked to state my ethnicity on the form (for statistical purposes only of course). It gave me pause but I thought fine, its a...
    WyldHoney WyldHoney 31-35, F 5 Responses Aug 28, 2008

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    Madiba Quoted No one is born hating another person because of the colour of his skin or his background or his religion. People learn to hate, they can be taught to love, for love...
    Jay04Sch Jay04Sch 36-40, F Jan 27

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    My Beautiful Country - One day I can tell my Gran children how fortunate they are to live in such a beautiful country. I would not even consider living in another country. I grew...
    deleted deleted 26-30 4 Responses Sep 15, 2011

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    The Not-so-sure Photographer - So i've always been interested in photography its one of my hobbies and ive put some pics out there on social networks. thing is I don't know if i'm...
    QuietShadow15 QuietShadow15 18-21, F Sep 25, 2013

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    YOU Are Proudly South African When: - YOU ARE PROUDLY SOUTH AFRICAN WHEN: You call a bathing suit a "swimming costume". You call a traffic light a "robot"...
    titfortattoo titfortattoo 36-40, F 18 Responses Feb 19, 2008

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    Xenophobia - I've been watching the news lately. . . I started with this line to let you know that I will be dicussing serious issues in South Africa. Reporters continuously...
    Kiva10 Kiva10 22-25, F 2 Responses May 25, 2013

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    Father Of The Nation. - I would like to say that our thoughts go out to Nelson Mandela as he is still in the hospital (in a critical but stable condition). Thankful for his (and...
    Euonia Euonia 22-25, F Jul 14, 2013

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    I Love Living Here!! - The story below is REAL news from a REAL mainstream newspaper, published today... only in Africa! Man pays sangoma to resurrect mom October 5 2010...
    Lizzy22 Lizzy22 36-40, F 4 Responses Oct 5, 2010

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    Apartheid Was Demolished In South Africa - http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=endscreen&v=PPvuAVO2-NI&NR=1Documentary about the doomed attempt of Eugene Terreblanche's AWB to...
    Jay04Sch Jay04Sch 36-40, F 1 Response Jan 4, 2013

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    Me Too - my parents immigrated to SA from France before i was born and i have lived here my entire life. I would love to chat with people with a similar history...
    zahadoom zahadoom 22-25, M Oct 6, 2013

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    Love Poem For My Country - "My country is for loveso say its valleyswhere ancient rivers flowthe full circle of lifeunder the proud eye of birdsadorning the sky.My country is for...
    Floydess Floydess 18-21, F 10 Responses Apr 22, 2011

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    It Was a perfect summer morning, so I decided to take my dog Snowy, a small breed Maltese poodle for a walk, I was a block away from home when crossing a vacant lot I saw two...
    bruynwave bruynwave 51-55, M 1 Response Dec 21, 2013

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    You Are South African When... - You use the word 'eish' alot. You use the word 'sorry' - to apologise             ...
    missB7 missB7 26-30, F 19 Responses May 26, 2009

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    De La Ray - Very Patriotic South African Song - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vtKKJSfYraU&feature=youtu.be The controversial song by Bok van Blerk about the Anglo-Boer War that...
    Jay04Sch Jay04Sch 36-40, F Jan 4, 2013

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    I Want To Change The World - I long for a place where morals are dictated for the benefit of society, and not for humiliation or self-concerns of ecclisiastical, patriarchal, or...
    LongForDignity LongForDignity 22-25, M Oct 13, 2012

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    The Forgotten War - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GFY2KF_4mlc&list=ALzxNYRMVOCRgfrxSqiv3OOe7fruAhfQ-P&feature=endscreen&NR=1The Border War. Sad ....
    Jay04Sch Jay04Sch 36-40, F 1 Response Jan 4, 2013

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    Where - where in south africa are you from. ?
    QuiteElementary QuiteElementary 22-25, F 11 Responses Dec 9, 2012

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    African Poem - I am an African not because I was born here But because my skin is black But because my mind is engaged by Africa I am an African Not because I live on Its Soil But...
    Macherry Macherry 18-21, F 13 Responses Sep 15, 2013

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    I Remember..... -  It's been a long time since I left but I have memories that have been indelibly etched on my mind. Even the small, seemingly inconsequential things. ...
    penguinswon penguinswon 51-55 14 Responses Jan 3, 2010

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    Didn't Realize I'd Appreciate South Africa Until I Left - There are so many things I miss about home now that I've been in Aussie for a bit...I gotta say if there's something I for...
    mixed25 mixed25 18-21, F 8 Responses Mar 18, 2012

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    Yes I Am - And proud of it, would go anywhere els. Its home
    Blesskop1 Blesskop1 31-35, M 1 Response Dec 2, 2013

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    South African - Who is From Pretoria?? Would love to know.. hahaha
    Hurt1forever Hurt1forever 18-21, F 5 Responses Aug 13, 2013

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    Tears In Africa - The sun burns deep in the heart of Africa The rythm of Africa, the beauty of it all Destruction, violence and fear, these are the peoples tears who lived to tell...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Oct 22, 2012

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    Contrary To Popular Belief - I have met quite a lot of people online, and I have found one common misconception among them time and time again. People from other countries don't...
    Lullacus Lullacus 18-21, F 3 Responses Mar 17, 2013

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    I Have A Question About South Africa - Questions about South Africa were posted on a South African Tourism Website and were answered by the website owner. Q: Does it ever get windy...
    CatchCabby CatchCabby 56-60, F 64 Responses May 31, 2010

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    Traditional South African Melk Tert With A Kick - Some History for this dish: the Milk Tart, called Melktert locally, is one of the most divine traditionally South African desserts...
    seacrets seacrets 46-50, F 4 Responses Jul 31, 2012

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    I left SA when I was 10 years old and honestly I would give anything to go back. The USA is great and all, but home is home.
    Zacarabear Zacarabear 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 26

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    The Best And Worse Of Being South African - Let me see now...what is best about being South African....Going to school barefoot,skinny dipping as a child in the rural country,my...
    kaalpoter kaalpoter 51-55, M 2 Responses Apr 30, 2012

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    Barefoot Sa - I have noticed the past few months that barefooting in SA is on The increase,not that it ceased,but its increasing.I see more barefooters in the mall and in the inner...
    barefootb barefootb 46-50 Feb 6, 2013

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    Anyone There? - anyone from johannesburg/Randburg and is 19+ ?
    QuietShadow15 QuietShadow15 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 21, 2013

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    Reintroduce apartheid to South Africa!
    oscarW88 oscarW88 26-30, M 7 Responses Feb 5

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    Trots Suid Afrikaans - Ek's n boer, Suid Afrikaner of Afrikaner, ek is en was nog altyds trots op my herkoms. Om 'n boer genoem te word is wat ons is, ons is boere. Ons boer...
    Jay04Sch Jay04Sch 36-40, F 3 Responses Nov 30, 2013

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    Iam Iam! - Iam proudly South African as we proudly put it. But now have given up my citizenship for Norwegian as Im married and living in Norway. My kids are Nowergian born and...
    bireese bireese 31-35, F 7 Responses Apr 17, 2012

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    Chickity China The Chinese Chicken - They make the BEST bread vegetable cheese mix I've ever had in my life. I dunno what they just fed me, but goodness that was a burst of fresh...
    Jujalee Jujalee 70+ 4 Responses Oct 20, 2011

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    "gatvol" - This is my country. This is where my soul lies. But I am "gatvol". I am sick and tired of racism. I am sick and tired of people getting jobs based purely on...
    AriesRSA AriesRSA 46-50, F 16 Responses Aug 24, 2010

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    Tears Of Africa -  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ljTROelBiA8&list=ALzxNYRMVOCRgfrxSqiv3OOe7fruAhfQ-P The sun burns deep in the heart of Africa The rythm of Africa, the beauty of...
    Jay04Sch Jay04Sch 36-40, F 1 Response Dec 21, 2012

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    Good Day Fellow South Africans - When someone says that they are south african that statement comes with a lot of questions attached so i will simply answer those questions upfront...
    wraithorn wraithorn 41-45, M 4 Responses Nov 5, 2010

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    You Know You're South African When... - Someone sent this to me and I thought it was quite good so decided to share it with "julle"... You call a traffic light a...
    psyko psyko 36-40, F 43 Responses May 24, 2009

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    Living The South African Dream - Our day to day struggles is no different than any country's. But would I trade this beautiful country of mine if given the chance, not in a million...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Oct 7, 2012

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    You Are Proudly South African When: - You call a bathing suit a "swimming costume" or a "kossie". You call a traffic light a "robot". You call an elevator a "lift" You call a...
    seacrets seacrets 46-50, F 9 Responses Aug 23, 2012

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    Times Are Tight - I was sent this mail and thought it worth sharing: For the last few weeks we have been bombarded with bad news about our country. Eskom's incompetence, the "...
    titfortattoo titfortattoo 36-40, F 18 Responses Jul 9, 2008

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    Lesbian - Are there any lesbians from Pretoria here?
    Unchanged Unchanged 26-30, F 3 Responses May 28, 2013

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    Remembering A Great Nation - Rhodesia. - My entire family, save for one uncle, fled from Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe) in 1980 when Mugabe came to power. They all moved down to South...
    NorseChief NorseChief 26-30, M 17 Responses Apr 7, 2011

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    A Place Called Home - I watched with the world as South Africa made history when Nelson Mandela was released from jail and apartheid was demolished. As a nation we where united...
    Jay04Sch Jay04Sch 36-40, F 2 Responses Nov 27, 2012

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    Born And Bred - Hi all... i'm South African, from Johannesburg. Just wanted to say that we are blessed with beautiful people of all races... HOT GUYS and SEXY WOMEN...
    Vix3n Vix3n 22-25, F 6 Responses May 28, 2010

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    Proud To Be Gay And South Africa - Hello there to all fellow South Africans, Wow what an honor it is for me to introduces myself to ya all. I want to make a lot of friends across...
    GregDuTriou GregDuTriou 36-40, M 4 Responses Apr 25, 2012

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    Women'S Empowerment In SA - I know I shouldn't be complaining, but the fact that women are given better opportunities than men is quite embarrassing. I know I can get a job without...
    Kiva10 Kiva10 22-25, F 1 Response May 25, 2013

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    I'm Oscar and I'm from Durban, any fellow South Africans feel free to contact me
    oscarW88 oscarW88 26-30, M 6 Responses Jan 29

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    Oscar Pistorius - I would have to say that after finding out the tragedy that happened with Oscar Pistorius, that it literally left me flabbergasted. I don't know why I felt as...
    AaliaSaib AaliaSaib 70+ 3 Responses Feb 20, 2013

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    Suid Afrika - Rugby, bier en braai. Dis Suid Afrika tradisie. Met al ons probleme sal ek nie Suid Afrika veruil vir enige iets nie. Ek's 'n Leeu ondersteunder in hart en siel.
    LastWarrior LastWarrior 31-35, M 2 Responses Oct 26, 2012

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    Xenophobia - The past couple of weeks have made me ashamed of being a South African. The country wide violence against refugees in SA that have left over 40 people dead and 10's of...
    WyldHoney WyldHoney 31-35, F 2 Responses May 25, 2008

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