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Fashion and Lifestyle Column by Sam Pegg

Concert in Cape Town

Each month, Sam from Cape Town will let us participate in her life and South African lifestyle.
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February/ March Edition, Part V:

Hello lieblings!

How you all doing????

Cape Town was concert, concert, conceeeeeert…..this February

I mean I missed U 2 ……ok admit, I had pneumonia……and ok I chose a private soirée on a yacht instead of the Faithless concert…..but when one of Cape Town’s hottest darlings has his 40th on the very famous Nautilus ‘ boat ‘[last party , MC hammer, rented it ….oh and by the way , the birthday boy owns it!!!….and got engaged that night!!!!] on the same night as Faithless ….you say no to faithless…..really ……oh and he has luxury limo service and the only game reserve, Aquila game reserve, that has the big 5 (as in animals ….daaaaarling) only an 1 hr ish outside of Cape Town……heaven……..and …Paris Hilton and Maggie Thatcher are just a few names to drop ……that have frequented it….


© Searl Derman ..Aquila game reserve, Nautilus and and and happy birthday!!

The other thing that I am sooooooooooooo into is Muay Thai ….this is HUGE here and has all the pretty people Q ing at the door…. Dragon power gym is theeeee place to train in Cape Town and two times world champ Quentin Chong and brother Winston Chong are, not only the hoooooooooooootest boys at the cocktail …….. in my opinion, but are the masters of training and are often Vegas, NY and EAST bound, training stars and world champs or acting in movies….check out ….this is a must …see if you can catch an underground fight night ….train at the gym ….ripppppped in 6 weeks….I shait u not…..I did it in my modelling career..Shhhh don’t tell anyone…..ok …and the people are all hot…..ok, I said it….eye caaaaaaaaaaaandy

© dragon-power-gym

© ledgendary-world-famous-quentin-chong-of-dragon-power-

The autumn is nearing, on these splendid shores and the light is breathtaking at 5 pm….it is crisper and whiter, somehow…..the sun kisses my skin with a new purpose…..A different injection of sunshine d…..

Autumn harvest grape stomping just happened in Riebeek Kasteel……funnnnn……

Come play my Deutsch daaaaarlings and let’s have fun in this beautiful…..Land ….der Kontraste……

I love you all more than all the world

Love always, Sam Pegg

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Simphiwe Dana – between tradition and modernity

Singer in conversation with the German gateway to South Africa

(Autorin/ Editor: Anne Schroeter)

Deutsche Interview-Zusammenfassung:

Simphiwe Dana ist jene südafrikanische Sängerin, die afrikanische Klänge mit afroamerikanischen Musikrichtungen wie Jazz, Gospel oder Hip Hop erfolgreich kombinieren und längst zum Weltstar aufsteigen konnte. Die Symbiose von Tradition und Modernität katapultierten die Sängerin, die der Ethnie Xhosa angehört, zur weltweiten Bekanntheit.  Simphiwe Dana ist sich ihren Verpflichtungen für Familie und Mitmenschen bewusst und weiterhin voller beruflicher Ideen. Auf der Berlinale war sie die Hauptdarstellerin im Film „Themba“. Darüberhinaus entwirft sie ihre eigene Modekollektion; ganz im Sinne von African Design. „SÜDAFRIKA – Land der Kontraste“ ist erfreut, auch diesen bemerkenswerten Superstar interviewt haben zu dürfen.

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2010sdafrika-editorial staff: We would like to welcome on „SÜDAFRIKA – Land der Kontraste“ Simphiwe Dana, singer from South Africa. You are from the Transkaai. How did your childhood differ from your childrens childhood?

Anwer: My children’s upbringing is a world apart from mine. Growing up we didn’t have modern amenities like electricity, telephones, water taps. What we did have were, star lit night skies, sprawling forests and calm rivers, and gardens that we had to interact with from an early age. These were our playground and our source of survival. We told each other stories by candle and fire light. We ate from the same bowl and all slept together on the floor. My children are getting a privileged education, though it doesn’t do much for their sense of identity, it does a lot to equip them for the future.

2010sdafrika-editorial staff: You knew that you wanted to become a singer for a very long time. Why did you study two other courses first, before eventually becoming a well-known artist? Why did you not study music straight away after leaving school?

Anwer: I am the first born of a family of four siblings raised by a single parent on a nurse’s salary. I felt responsible for the progress of my family as per our culture. So I studied something that would bring me quick returns to support myself and my family.

2010sdafrika-editorial staff: You design your own clothes and write the songs yourself. Where do you get your inspiration from?

Anwer: I draw my inspiration from the human condition, starting with my own, across lifetimes.

2010sdafrika-editorial staff: You acted in the movie “Themba”, which describes the life of a young talented boy, caught in a vicious circle of HIV/AIDS, abuse, loneliness, etc. How “realistic” is that story in contemporary South Africa?

Anwer: Sadly this story is very realistic, though it is not as prevalent as women and girl child abuse.

2010sdafrika-editorial staff: How did you like acting? What is the difference in acting and singing when it comes to expressing yourself?

Anwer: Acting is as emotionally draining as when I write songs alone in my studio, the difference is that with acting you’re doing it infront of other people. I wouldn’t compare acting with singing, only with song writing.

2010sdafrika-editorial staff: Are there any political messages in your songs? Or do you just live your culture and personality while singing?

Anwer: I sing about the human condition, my main concern is this. Unfortunately politics affect people and so I may seem political because of this but I’m not.

Simphiwe Dana with her song „Nderedi“

2010sdafrika-editorial staff: You have been many times in Germany. What does it mean for you to perform in Germany and before German audience?

Anwer: I’m very appreciative of the German audience. They embraced me and made me popular in Europe. Their attentiveness during my performances have helped grow so much in the spirituality of my musicality.

2010sdafrika-editorial staff: Simphiwe Dana, musician from South Africa, thank you very much for this interesting interview and for your career all the best!