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Probeer Justin Bonello se resep vir outydse gebraaide soutribbetjie uit Cooked in the Karoo

Cooked in the KarooAnél Potgieter het ’n resep vir outydse gebraaide soutribbetjie uit Justin Bonello se resepteboek Cooked in the Karoo gedeel en verbruikers gewaarsku teen die misbruik van die naam, “Karoo-lam”.

“In dié pragtige boek loop Bonello in die voetspore van Karoomense, kook saam met hulle en vertel die dorsland se stories,” skryf Potgieter oor Bonello se jongste kulinêre avontuur.

Potgieter het ondersoek ingestel na die oorsprong van Karoo-lam en uitgevind dat slegs skape wat op ses kontreispesifieke bossies wei as sodanig beskryf mag word. Verbruikers kan Karoo-lam uitken aan die Karoo-ontwikkelingstigting (KDF) se “Karoo Meat of Origin” sertifiseringsmerk.

Probeer die resep vir outydse gebraaide soutribbetjie:

Outydse gebraaide soutribbetjie uit Cooked in the Karoo

1,5-2 kg lamsribbetjie

2 teelepels gemaalde koljander

1 teelepel fyn naeltjies

½ teelepel salpeter

4-5 teelepels bruinsuiker

ongeveer 1 koppie sout

ongeveer 4 teelepels wit asyn

Meng die koljander, naeltjies, salpeter, bruinsuiker, sout en asyn goed saam. Vryf die mengsel deeglik op die lam en plaas die vleis in ’n lugdigte houer. Laat vir ’n dag of (verkieslik) twee in die yskas rus. Wanneer jy wil braai, hang die ribbe buite op ’n winderige plek totdat dit droog is (dit kan enigiets van een tot drie uur wees, afhangende van waar jy is).


Nik Rabinowitz Joined Jerm for the Launch of Comedy Club at The Book Lounge

Jerm (also known as Jeremy Nell)

There wasn’t an empty seat at Cape Town’s premier independent book shop, The Book Lounge, when award-winning satirist and cartoonist Jerm (Jeremy Nell) was joined by comedian Nik Rabinowitz to celebrate the launch of his latest book, Comedy Club.

The venue was filled with laughter and hearty applause as Rabinowitz kicked off with an apology from Atul Gupta and the good folk at Guptagate, who couldn’t make it.
Nik Rabinowitz and Jerm (Jeremy Nell)Comedy Club“How you pick the cartoon you’re going to do for the day is quite a process,” Jerm said.

Seeking out the former editor of the Cape Times, Ryland Fisher, in the crowd, he addressed him directly: “It’s important that you put a gate in the equation … for example travelgate, oilgate, Guptagate, Nkandlagate, Oscar … door!” He then interrogated the British audience member in the front row, enquiring whether he was a Baptist and, acknowledging the solitary clap, advised him to read The Daily Voice. Rabinowitz riffed on the tabloid newspaper’s capacity to take a terrible tragedy, and simplify it. He mentioned the sad story of the guy who jumped in front of a train at Wynberg. The Daily Voice gave their readers pictures that “were a little bit nauseating”, contrasting with the headline “‘n Kak Gedagte!”

Nothing and nobody were spared from Rabinowitz’s scathing wit: Jacob Zuma’s fire pool, Oscar Pretorius’ “Yes, my lady”, Tim Noakes’ Banting diet, the fall of Blade Nzimande and Thuli Madonsela’s clear-eyed voice of courage. Most staggering was the R24.8 billion of tax payers’ money wasted by the government in unauthorised irregular spending. “People can’t understand that amount of money, so try to imagine 24 000 bags each containing R1 million thrown away …”

Reflecting on each cartoon with its originator, Jerm, the duo kept the audience in tears of mirth. The quirks of regular South Africans and the sheer lunacy of our leaders offered an evening of excellent entertainment with a hard knuckle of truth punching through the laughter.

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Liesl Jobson (@LieslJobson) tweeted live from the launch using the hasthag #livebooks:


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Emma Sadleir and Tamsyn de Beer: A Facebook Status is the Same as a Front Page Story (Video)

Don't Film Yourself Having SexAccording to Emma Sadleir, media law specialist and co-author of Don’t Film Yourself Having Sex: and Other Legal Advice For the Age of Social Media, a Facebook status is legally the same as a newspaper story.

“The fallacy is that content online is treated distinctly in any way from content in the real world, so what we’re really dealing with is the situation that a Facebook status is treated in the eyes of the law in exactly the same way as if that article was published on the front page of the newspaper,” Sadleir said on the kykNET breakfast programme, Dagbreek TV.

Sadleir said people are slow to realise the consequences of their online activities. Co-author of the book, Tamsyn de Beer, added that when you take naked pictures of yourself and store them in digital format, the risk exists that the pictures will go into the cloud, your phone could get stolen, or you could become a victim of revenge porn.

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After the commercial break the authors discussed trans-border issues with publishing content on the internet and the regulations of the internet. They spoke about laws that have been developed over hundreds of years that now have to catch up with technology where they are being applied. De Beer explained the concept of defamation of character and how it applies online. “Our law applies where we have publication to one other person, so whether it’s on a Whatsapp group of five people or to a Facebook page with 500 friends or to a Twitter following of five million, the consequences are the same,” De Beer said.

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Random Kak 2 by Trevor Romain: More Memories About Growing Up in South Africa

Random Kak 2New from Penguin, Random Kak 2: Living, Loving and Laughing in South Africa by Trevor Romain:

The hugely popular Trevor Romain is back with more random memories about growing up in South Africa in the 70s and 80s.

In this follow-up to Random Kak I Remember about Growing Up in South Africa, he offers a humorous and unique take on some of the sights, sounds and experiences that have made living in this country so inspiring. Remembering what it means to be South African has never been as lekker as it is in this illustrated memoir of a colourful past.

About the author

Trevor Romain is a best-selling author and illustrator of an award-winning series of self-help books for children, as well as a sought-after motivational speaker. Romain was born and raised in South Africa and is currently based in the USA where he hosts a popular television series. His books have sold more than a million copies worldwide and have been published in 16 different languages.

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Potgooi: Ilse Salzwedel gesels oor haar boek oor die Oscar Pistorius-saak, Van sprokie tot tragedie in die kollig

Van sprokie tot tragedie in die kolligIlse Salzwedel het met Esté Meyer-Jansen van Maroela Media gesels oor haar boek oor die Oscar Pistorius-moordsaak,Van sprokie tot tragedie in die kollig.

Salzwedel het aspris nie die gevalle held se naam in die titel gebruik nie: “Vir my is dit die essensie van die saak, die kern van die saak. Dat hierdie twee jong mense, daar was al die elemente van ‘n sprokie in hierdie verhaal en toe word dit oornag ‘n tragedie, letterlik in die middel van die nag.” Sy sê Reeva en Oscar kon Suid-Afrika se Posh en Becks gewees het, maar toe “raak dit skielik ‘n moordsaak”.

“My boek is nie afhanklik van die hofsaak nie,” sê Salzwedel en verduidelik wat haar benadering tot hierdie ware verhaal anders maak as die talle ander boeke. “Dis glad nie ‘n herhaling van wat jy op die TV gesien het nie.” Sy fokus ook veral op die media se (dikwels negatiewe) rol in hierdie saak.

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Podcast: Marguerite Poland on the Sense of Isolation and Desolation that Inspired The Keeper

The KeeperMarguerite Poland chatted to Nancy Richards on SAFM Literature about her new novel, The Keeper.

Poland said the story first occurred to her when she was just 14 years old, inspired by a schoolmate who gave a talk about being the daughter of a lighthouse keeper: “It was an absolutely riveting talk, not because of what she did, but the sense of isolation and desolation that came through. It wasn’t romantic, it was just so different.”

The author says the story stayed with her for many years before she decided to write The Keeper.

“It was not writing about a place as much as a state of mind,” she says. “I wanted to get into what would it be like to be that isolated.”

The conversation starts at 10 minutes:

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Don’t Miss Philip Haslam and Russell Lamberti’s Presentation on Global Money Printing in Johannesburg

When Money Destroys Nations

When Money Destroys NationsPenguin and The King’s School would like to invite you to a presentation by Philip Haslam and Russell Lamberti, authors of When Money Destroys Nations.

Haslam and Lamberti will be discussing how global money printing affects ordinary people.

The presentation will be at The King’s School Robin Hills on Monday, 27 October at 6:30 for 7 PM.

Don’t miss it!

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Vital Advice on Social Media at the Launch of Emma Sadleir and Tamsyn de Beer’s Don’t Film Yourself Having Sex

Book Launch: Don't Film Yourself Having Sex

Don't Film Yourself Having SexWelcoming guests to Emma Sadleir and Tamsyn de Beer’s launch on Wednesday, Love Books owner Kate Rogan said Don’t Film Yourself Having Sex is the book she’s been waiting for.

As the mother of “digital natives” (as the glossary describes people who grow up with social media) Rogan acknowledged the difficulties of explaining to them the consequences of overstepping the boundaries on social media. She mentioned the example of Paul Chambers, whose story appears in Chapter 2: “If it’s not on Facebook it didn’t happen”. He tweeted his frustration with travel delays from an airport in 2010, ending by saying he would “blow the airport sky high”. Two years of lawsuits followed. Rogan described the book as sassy, witty and an enjoyable read, despite the seriousness of the subject matter.

Don’t Film Yourself Having Sex was written by Sadleir and De Beer, two South African lawyers and friends, both of whom have Master of Law degrees from the London School of Economics, specialising in media law. They now do educational work with companies, schools and universities on the responsible use of social media. They consult on defamation, privacy, data protection, revenge porn and online reputation management.

Sadleir noted how dramatically the way we communicate has changed in the last few years. When she was at school (not so long ago) the only way to be heard was to write a letter to the editor of a newspaper: “Nowadays everyone with access to the internet has instant global power”. But people need to understand the laws and the delicate balancing act between freedom of expression versus the right to privacy and dignity, Sadleir said.

De Beer explained that the book contained four key sections. The first deals with the law, privacy and intellectual property. The second is a common sense section, from which they chose the title for the book. One of the examples used here is that of a young woman whose then partner filmed them having sex without her knowledge. Five months later, after they had parted, this sex video appeared on porn-sharing web sites and mentioned her name and the company where she worked. Her only recourse was to change her name. This section also has chapters dealing with online dating and what happens to your information when you die.

The third section concerns social media in the business world and the workplace. Sadleir mentioned the case of a first-year candidate attorney who loaded a photo of her desk on Facebook, showing the pile of work she had. Unfortunately the names of two of the firm’s top clients were visible on the top of the pile. British Airways emerged as an example of a company who sends CVs of all job applicants to a company who specialises in digital clearances. There are serious consequences to breaching your company’s good faith, which extends to its clients and your colleagues as well. Sadleir cited the case of a woman who was involved in a road accident and loaded three photos on Facebook with the caption, “F*****g K****r Taxi …”. She happened to work for a prominent company and was fired by 10 AM. Another casualty was the woman who tweeted “Going to Africa. Hope I don’t get AIDS. Only kidding, I’m white.” She was met by a hostile “lynch mob” at Cape Town International Airport.

The fourth section deals with children. Parents are often too quick to give their children powerful communication devices without the tools to keep them safe. De Beer mentioned the dangers of cyber-bullying and how anonymity allows a greater degree of malice, which is permanent and inescapable. It is also much more public and has led to children committing suicide. This section also mentions “sexting”, where children as young as nine are sending nude pictures to each other. The law regards this as pornography and a 17-year-old was recently convicted for doing this. The reputational harm this causes cannot be undone, the authors pointed out.

There are new laws coming into effect, such as the Protection from Harassment Act, which can provide some online protection, and sites like give step-by-step instructions about how to delete online content. However, the authors advise that anything posted online should be treated “like a tattoo”. There is no “untweet” button. There is the potential for anything to go viral. In the digital age, everyone is a celebrity and every potential employer is Googling you. “Apply the billboard test”, Sadleir said. “If you don’t want everything you post online to be seen on a billboard on the side of the highway, don’t post it.” As Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg says, “Privacy is no longer a social norm.”

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Don’t Film Yourself Having Sex Author Emma Sadleir: The Pistorius Trial Taught Us About Social Media

Don't Film Yourself Having SexEmma Sadleir, social media consultant and co-author of Don’t Film Yourself Having Sex and Other Legal Advice For the Age of Social Media, spoke to The Guardian about the consequences of Oscar Pistorius trial being broadcast live on television.

Sadleir had a slot on the 24-hour DStv channel that covered the trial, in which she answered viewers’ questions, sent in through Twitter. She says she was surprised how little South Africans knew about their legal system: “People asked the most rudimentary questions: Where’s the jury? Who is that sitting next to the judge? For me it was incredible to see people’s reactions to what was going on, to see justice being done. Before this they’d only see it in Hollywood movies.”

She also speaks about her experience with the “Pistorians”, vehement supporters of the former Paralympian.

Juries were abolished in South Africa in the 1960s and so there was no risk of jurors being swayed by the cacophony of voices. Instead it was a free-for-all for journalists, pundits and anyone with an opinion and internet connection. There was plenty of humour, with spoof Twitter accounts and rap songs featuring Nel and Roux. There were also the “Pistorians”, an international, mainly female group who fiercely champion the athlete and often lash out at his critics.

Sadleir, co-author of Don’t Film Yourself Having Sex and Other Legal Advice For the Age of Social Media, was among those who felt their wrath. “The trial has been an illustration of everything good about social media and an illustration of everything bad about social media,” she said. “It was one of the most seminal moments in our legal history. As an educational thing it has been absolutely brilliant. It is a natural extension of open justice and will set a precedent.”

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Video: Meet John from Zimbabwe, a Case Study in When Money Destroys Nations

When Money Destroys NationsEconomists Philip Haslam and Russel Lamberti have shared important lessons that cannot be ignored in their recently published book, When Money Destroys Nations.

Together Lamberti and Haslam look at how hyperinflation ruined Zimbabwe’s economy, explore how ordinary people survived the financial crisis and offer warnings for nations mimicking Zimbabwe by printing money to cover debt.

The book trailer, shared below, offers a short summary of When Money Destroys Nations with an animation of Zimbabwean citizen John, who, after his country started printing money, was left poor and destitute.

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