Leonard Nimoy, who played the iconic half-human half-alien first officer of the starship Enterprise, passed away a week ago. Kanthan Pillay reflects on the lasting impact of Star Trek.
Surely we South Africans should be free to invite whomever we choose into our homes? And that includes the Dalai Lama.
There’s a phrase that appears to be peculiar to us in Africa, “all protocols observed”. It basically means: “You all know who you are, and I don’t want to upset any of you by listing you in an incorrect order, so please just take as read that I have addressed you as correct protocol dictates.” So, all protocols observed, ladies and gentlemen, good evening.
Mr Sivathanam Pillay was born in 1923 in Malvern, Natal. His father, Mr Pathmanathan Veloo Pillay, had come to Durban as a passenger Indian from Kanyakumari (Cape Comorin), India. Veloo Pillay married Kuppama, daughter of Mr Sinappa Pillay, another passenger Indian who had come from Madras by way of Mauritius. Sinappa Pillay had established a trading store in West Street in those early years two centuries back...
As is the case with most good things, Kashnie came into my life by accident....
Good afternoon Ladies and Gentlemen. Thank you for being with us here today.
Mrs Pathmavathee Moodliar was born in 1927 in Malvern. Her father, Mr Pathmanathan Veloo Pillay, who had come to Durban as a passenger Indian from Kanyakumari (Cape Comorin), India, had married Kuppama, daughter of Mr Sinappa Pillay, another passenger Indian who had come from Madras by way of Mauritius. Sinappa Pillay had established a trading store in West Street in those early years two centuries back.
I launched the eNews Journalism Training Programme in 2003. This was my opening address to the class.
The best possible education doesn't necessarily come out of a classroom. Why not rethink the way we go about teaching our children?
In 1998, I covered the German elections for the Cape Times. This photoblog emerged from that trip.
My tribute to Dr Abu Asvat was published in The Daily Princetonian and since then has appeared in many other places.
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