HOME     SUBSCRIBE     ADVERTISING     CONTACT US   
Magazine
Magazine     Articles     Blogs     Events     Clubs & Resources

ARTICLES

 

Features

Books

Business

Community

Financial

Humour

Immigration

Kids

Lifestyle

Marketing

Recipes

Social

 

 
Find us on...
 
Follow us on...

It's amazing how Southern Africans ‘pop' up in the most unexpected places in Australia. I recently met a Zimbabwean while shopping for an appliance, was helped by an Afrikaans South African in my local library, and then I received an email asking Sabona to publicise a competition run by a not-for-profit organisation Community Connections based in Lismore, Northern New South Wales, and subsequently discovered the program co-ordinator, Kay Knights is (yep, you've guessed it) originally from South Africa.

 
 
 
Posted in lifestyle |
Posted by Cheryl Goodenough
20 Aug 2009

As many native English speakers have discovered on moving to Australia, a shared language does not mean a shared culture.

Many South Africans, Americans and Britons who migrate to Australia expect to settle in quickly and easily and will have been unpleasantly surprised by just how difficult it was to feel at home here. For South Africans particularly, coming from a country where the climate, lifestyle and even landscape are very similar, it doesn't seem unreasonable to expect that Australia will just be a safer version of ‘back home'.

 
 
 
Posted in social |
Posted by Patti McCarthy
20 Aug 2009

Anyone who has lived in South Africa will look at Elzette Genis's art with fondness. Elzette, who is 14 years old, creates art that depicts African houses and incorporates slogans from recycled materials. The piece she has shared with us features labels from brands including Black Label, Castle Lager, Rama, Ceres, African Bank, Twinsaver, Oral B, Wild Bean, All Gold Baked Beans and I&J. As well as the house, the piece has cows, a pig and a car outside in the property. Her creations are really innovative and full of creativity.

 
 
 
Posted in lifestyle |
Posted by Cheryl Goodenough
20 Aug 2009

An art exhibition is to be held in Victoria in September featuring paintings from Australia and Africa, including wildlife and tribal portraits and landscapes, with a percentage of the proceeds to be donated to the Global White Lion Trust.

 
 
 
Posted in lifestyle |
Posted by Cheryl Goodenough
20 Aug 2009

My name is Ceanna Jayden Loots and I was born on April 20, 2009 in Pindara Private Hospital on the Gold Coast. I weighed 3.14kg and was 46 cm long. My mummy and daddy had to go all the way from South Africa to New Zealand to meet each other. My mummy, Annelize Loots, was born in Johannesburg, South Africa. She lived in Robertsham until she immigrated to New Zealand with her parents, Hugo and Karin van Zyl in 1997. My daddy, Johnny Loots, was born in Kempton Park, South Africa. He lived in Ballito and Port Owen before he moved to New Zealand with his parents, Johann and Ursula Loots in 1999.

 
 
 
Posted in community |
Posted by Annelize Loots
20 Aug 2009

The lifestyle of this family has been shaped by hard work and determination, true South African pioneering spirit! When one first meets Eve Becker, the owner of Café Capri on the Gold Coast, it would seem with her ebullient personality and efficiency, that she has always been a restauranteur, but this is not the case. Eleven years ago when she and husband Gavin lived in Durban, they were both “bookies” and each ran a successful bookmaker business for many years.

 
 
 
Posted in lifestyle |
Posted by Deborah Atkins
20 Aug 2009

Ipswich Workshops Rail Museum

Arriving in Australia in December, we soon noticed adverts about Thomas the Tank Engine's visit to the Workshops Rail Museum in Ipswich. With two young Thomas fans, we decided that this would be a wonderful treat for just after Christmas. Part way through that first visit we enquired about the annual pass, which is available for the cost of two family visits, and there and then upgraded our tickets. By the end of the summer holiday we had returned again, and since then we've visited another three times.

 
 
 
Posted in lifestyle |
Posted by Cheryl Goodenough
20 Aug 2009

Hugh Masekela, legendary South African jazz flugelhorn player, trumpeter, composer and singer is making his Australian debut tour with a select series of concerts. Now aged 70, the musician, whose sumptuously warm flugelhorn sound contrasts with his exuberantly gravelly voice, was last seen in Sydney two decades ago when he played in Paul Simon's Graceland tour. The legendary jazz flugelhorn player, trumpeter, composer and singer, and iconic anti-apartheid figure, will perform a best-of collection from his extensive back catalogue and tracks from his 35th studio album Phola. The concerts in October is set to be a moving journey through the African continent, offering a glimpse into the personal and political journey of Masekela.

 
 
 
Posted in social |
Posted by Anonymous
20 Aug 2009

An entrepreneur at heart, with a positive attitude to life, a desire to be creative and an outgoing personality. That's how former Kempton Park resident Lynda Owen, who arrived in Brisbane on December 31 last year, describes herself. Lynda, who's an inspiring attendee at Sabona BusinessNetwork meetings and the Brisbane Coffee Club, has been looking for work ever since she and her husband Cedric, a mechanical engineering designer, landed in Australia.

 
 
 
Posted in lifestyle |
Posted by Cheryl Goodenough
20 Aug 2009
1 2 3 4    

Copyright 2009 Sabona   |   Disclaimer   |   Privacy Policy    |   Articles
Island Printing Gold Coast.        Powered by webEFEKTs.