Friday, April 30, 2010

Iceland volcano humour

Thought I'd put up some Friday fun today - it's been a slow week in Uganda and I'm glad to be back from the United States... thanks to the wonderful travel adventure chaos caused by that steaming hole in the ground in Iceland.

At least my delays were nowhere near as bad as some of my friends who were flying around in Europe at the time - one literally spent 5 days in the airport because she couldn't get accommodation.

Came across this link which was pretty good fun: UK Telegraph's top 10 best and worst Iceland Volcano Jokes - some of them even raised a chuckle for me!

Enjoy the weekend and will update the blog with my thoughts on the UK election news over the weekend.

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Racism rears its ugly head

With the recent murder of AWB leader Eugene Terre'blanche in South Africa its no wonder that racial tensions are on the up in the country. Central to the controversy is Julius Malema once again. Many Afrikaaners in South Africa are claiming that his singing of the struggle song "Shoot the Boer" has sparked off additional killing of white farmers. Not a far stretch considering the song was recently declared hate speech by the Human Rights Commission.

Jacob Zuma has lashed out at Malema who in return is claiming that he has done nothing wrong. All this tension arrives at a stime when South Africa really does not need it. It's less than sixty days for the FIFA 2010 world cup to be held in South Africa and the negative publicity abroad is raising widespread concerns for potential visitors to the country. Still, Malemamania seems to be in full force and the man appears to be making headlines daily.

Wonkie's recent cartoon is one of its most controversial as yet but it certainly gets the point home about the double standards that are in place in South Africa. Over 500 people have voted on its poll about the song - you should add your voice too if you haven't already!

If you haven't viewed the hilarious cartoon with the Easter Bunny be sure to check out the link below:

Malema cartoon thumbnail
Shoot the Boer

One can only hope Wonkie plans on recovering from the bloodbath in the comments section with a supremely positive post this week - South Africa certainly needs some optimism!