Schlagwort-Archive: boulevard

Ubuntu in Germany Column

Oscar is guilty of murder and so a worldwide chapter closes

(Editor: Alex Smit-Stachowski is a South African journalist and speaking in her column about the country of her birth. She had lived in Krefeld, in North Rhine-Westphalia/ Germany).

The Oscar Pistorius trial has been intertwined in my life since it began – I posted on Facebook on Valentine’s Day 2013 saying crime drove him to it (not knowing the whole story), discussed it with colleagues while watching the trial live from a work laptop in Germany and listened to the first verdict while packing for South Africa. Now I am working in Johannesburg as the second verdict delivers true justice. Small world…

Oscar guilty

© Oscar Pistorius now found guilty of murder, as seen from South Africa.


Charlize Theron wieder Single

Trennung von „der Liebe meines Lebens“. Verlobung mit 54-jährigen Hollywood-Star Sean Penn gelöst

(Autor: Ghassan Abid)

Im August wird Südafrikas bekanntestes Gesicht in Hollywood, Charlize Theron, 40 Jahre alt. Den Geburtstag wollte die in Benoni geborene Frau eigentlich mit „der Liebe meines Lebens“, wie sie ihren Verlobten Sean Penn kürzlich beschrieb, gemeinsam verbringen. Doch nun kommt alles anders. Theron trennte sich nach Angaben mehrerer US-Medien vom US-Schauspieler. Die Redaktion von „SÜDAFRIKA – Land der Kontraste“ hat sich bei amerikanischen Boulevardjournalisten umgehört, warum es zur plötzlichen Trennung kam. Demnach war sie nicht erfüllt.

JJ Georges

© Aus und vorbei! Charlize Theron hat ihre Verlobung mit Hollywood-Star Sean Penn gelöst. Anderthalb Jahre waren beide Hollywood-Stars ein Paar. Obwohl die Südafrikanerin den US-Amerikaner weiterhin liebt, hat sie sich schweren Herzens für die Trennung entschieden. (Quelle: JJ Georges/ Wikimedia)


Ubuntu in Germany Column

And the Oscar goes to….

(Editor: Alex Smit-Stachowski is speaking in her column about life as a South African now living in Germany. The South African journalist lives in Krefeld, in North Rhine-Westphalia/ Germany).

Valentine’s Day in 2013 dawned with the shocking news that the lithe, disabled sportsman, Oscar Pistorius had shot his blonde model girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp dead while claiming he thought she was a robber out to hurt him. I wrote about the German media coverage at the time – now a year later, Europeans and ex-pats are glued to their TV sets or radios to keep up with the live trial.

Oscar radio Ubuntu

© Posed picture – In real-life I only listen to the live trial, while working frantically. Watching telly like this would be very dangerous for anybody during work hours! Totally impossible to watch and work – although it seems a few friends on Facebook are managing to do this.