I am fascinated by how Swazis name their children. I can understand the delight of having a new baby. Names such as “Happiness”, “Lucky” and “Precious” make perfect sense. But what about calling the most recent addition to your family “Futhi” which means another girl or even “Sanelisiwe” which translates as we have had enough… Continue reading Conversations in the Clinic
It was much too hot to walk this afternoon so I went to see Straight Outta Compton at the cinema. When I arrived, the cinema was half full, virtually all young Swazis who were busy WhatsApping and scoffing pop corn. Many of the audience came in late, some fifteen minutes after the film had started.… Continue reading Straight Outta Compton
This man’s back was ramrod straight. He looked impeccable. His partner was petite, nimble and gorgeous. They looked really professional. I must admit I used to slip my tongue between my lips when I was concentrating. This boy was the only one singing along to the Swazi National Anthem. But I caught him lip-synching. Great… Continue reading Strictly Come Swazi My Favourites
After a very ambitious set of moves, the man loses his footing and starts to fall, but his strong partner helps him regain his balance.
The judges are inscrutable. But these fans from Botswana know exactly what they like. But some people can get bored. Spot the difference between these two photographs of Mozambican spectators. Young dancers are very popular.