The softness and warmth typical of mohair products is at odds with the grimy mechanics of their manufacture, but the combination of the two makes for a fascinating experience, as I discovered on a recent tour of Hinterveld mohair weavers.
Nelson Mandela was a keen boxer when he was young and clearly a sports fan. Many of those who met him in this capacity testify to his interest and enthusiasm. Here are a selection of Madiba sporting moments, tweeted by sports stars and their teams in the past week.
Thousands of Capetonians streamed into the Cape Town Stadium the day after Nelson Mandela’s official memorial service in Johannesburg for a more informal goodbye, as some of South Africa’s top musical acts put on a free concert for the citizens as a way of saying goodbye to him.
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