Netball or Basketball?

Those of you who have been following my blog since last year will know that I have, despite all my love for South Africa, expressed disdain for one of the staples in the South African school day - netball. But see what happens when this middle-aged mother from overseas is forced to actually play a netball game she thinks is so much beneath her.

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Cricket for Expats

cricket for expats

If you're moving to South Africa, you'll have to learn about cricket. Otherwise, you'll sit at the Vodacom store waiting to be seen (for the third time) about your new cellphone contract, staring at the TV screen in the corner with a cricket match on, and you'll be bored to death. Let me try to explain cricket to you in a way that makes you want to learn more.

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