In a recent assessment around the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic, the Food and Agricultural Organisation (FAO) of the United Nations Organisation (UNO) noted that the ‘pandemic is impacting global food systems, disrupting regional agricultural value chains, and posing risks to household food security’. It also stressed the need to ‘ensure the safety and well-being of staff and beneficiaries’. ReliefWeb, a humanitarian information service provided by the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), further observed that lockdowns and other control measures including restricting access to income-earning activities, aimed at curbing the spread of the virus, has both ‘increased the magnitude and severity of acute food insecurity’ around the world.
‘Peace prizes’, noted University of Bradford academic Peter van den Dungen, ‘are awards given to individuals or to organizations for distinguished achievements or efforts in promoting peace’. These awards aim to ‘honor, support and encourage a peacemaker’ or to encourage others to emulate the life and deeds of a great peacemaker. More importantly, they provide ‘legitimacy for their activity as well as a degree of protection for their person where these were lacking before’.
Klawerjas (or klaverjas/ klaberjass or ‘Klob’) is a Dutch card game played in South Africa, New Zealand, Australia and Canada, where it has become synonymous with minority (often expatriate) communities (Gibson, 1974). It was introduced during Dutch colonialism in the 17th century and became a popular colonial pastime amongst a wide cross-section of the population.
Constance Boniswa Tshabalala, ke moradi wa Sienah le Joseph Mothlale, o hlahile ka di 19 Phupu 1961 – matsatsi a 49 kamorao hore Afrika Borwa e be rephaboliki kantle ho British Commonwealth. Ha a na le selemo le halofo, o ile a ya dula le nkgonwae le ntatemoholwae, Michael le Mary Mothlale, le kgaitsedi ya hae Elsies River, Motsekapa.
Sixty-one years ago in 1958, a local golfer, David Motati (on the far right in the attached picture), won a stroke play event at the non-white golf course in Bloemfontein. Motati, also known by his nickname ‘Bobby Locke’ (after a famous white South African golfer), famously went on to caddy for Gary Player in the subsequent whites-only SA Open according to the South African Golf Association’s website . Today, this event and player is totally forgotten and even less is known about the history of golf within South Africa’s black communities.