Category Archives: Memoirs & Bios

What did Madiba mean to South Africa?

English: Nelson Mandela in Johannesburg, Gaute...
English: Nelson Mandela in Johannesburg, Gauteng, on 13 May 1998 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The passing away of Nelson Mandela (1918 – 2013) was an unparalleled event in the history of South Africa. The end of an era marked by the eventual freedom of its peoples from oppression and violence was influenced to a very great extent by the man known as Madiba. He was a true freedom fighter in the same mould as Ghandi, Martin Luther King and Che Guevara; a beacon of hope for the oppressed and a saviour of the oppressors. Like other great men and women he dedicated his life to others and showed us all there is a way to live together in peace and harmony. Without an enemy there can be no fight; you cannot argue alone. Continue reading What did Madiba mean to South Africa?

Joe Bonamassa – Guitar legend?

Joe Bonamassa
Joe Bonamassa

How long before we realise we are privileged to be in the presence of the next rock and blues guitar legend. Not only is Joe Bonamassa a brilliant guitar player but he has developed his vocal and song writing skills to such an extent that he can hold his own in three dimensions. Continue reading Joe Bonamassa – Guitar legend?