Archive | March, 2014

Children as young as 9 are being groomed as gangsters in Cape Town

A big day out in Cape Town for scores of families.  Most of them are coloured.  They are patiently waiting for their annual carnival to dance through the streets.  It’s the “Tweede Nuwe Jaar”.  There have been rehearsals for months and seamstresses and tailors have been busy putting the finishing touches to costumes and fancy […]

Does New Orleans need a Jazz Festival?

The charm of New Orleans lives in the French Quarter and in the restored Preservation Hall, not at the racino of the Fair Grounds Race Course. Clang clang! The red tram screeched to a halt on the corner of Bourbon and Canal Street.  It was 11 o’clock in the morning. “All aboard” the uniformed conductor […]

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