Have you ever heard about the Texas Potjie Festival and wondered what it was all about? Well, wonder no more! Check out this video to see for yourself!
We took a trip to South Africa during July 2009, primarily to visit family, but also to do some sight-seeing and to show our kids some of the beauty of South Africa.
Here are some of the impressions that I got about South Africa…
The flag on the right, the old South African flag, has been the subject of a lot of controversy since it was replaced in 1994.
The controversy usually seems to be stirred up at rugby matches where one or two spectators wave the old flag among a sea of people waving the new flag.
Many of us (South Africans living in the US) get green cards that eventually lead to qualifying for US citizenship.
Once you reach that point, the question becomes, “Do I give up my South African citizenship, or do I go for dual-citizenship?”
There are some issues with both options…
Many South Africans that come to the US obtain green cards at some point, and after a period of time, usually 5 years, they are eligible for US citizenship.
Then the questions arise: Should we give up our South African citizenship? Can we even be dual citizens of South Africa and the US? What are the implications of this? What are the requirements for obtaining dual citizenship? (There was some confusion about this last one!)
I will attempt to answer those questions here…
One of the first things that many South Africans look for when arriving in a new country, is boerewors. The problem is that, except for one exception that I know of, boerewors isn’t for sale at the local meat market.
To help those who have no choice but to make their own boerewors, I want to dedicate an article to that honored tradition.
There is so much going on in all of our lives every day that it becomes tough to keep up with everything. Keeping up with the activities of other people or groups that you are interested in, just adds to it all.
Instead of you having to keep up with what others are doing, wouldn’t it be so much easier if the others simply kept you informed about what’s going on in their world? 🙂
Let’s take a look at all the different methods that we (South Africans in Austin) use to keep people informed. Once you know, you can pick the method(s) you prefer and let us do the work. Continue reading this article…
The Texas Potjie Festival 2009 is only 4 months away! Before we know it we’ll be sokkie-ing and kuier-ing together again over the Labor Day Weekend.
A few weeks ago the Texas Potjie Committee met up at the KOA campgrounds in Rusk, TX to discuss this year’s gathering. Going up there just reaffirmed to us how nice the facilities and the surroundings actually are. We just can’t wait for this year’s Potjie. Continue reading this article…
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