Around the World in 80 Days, Day 50: South Africa – The Power of One

My first impression of Afrikaners, formed early in life, came from the 1989 hit Lethal Weapon 2.  South Africa, hitherto largely unknown to me beyond vague recollections of something my history teacher called the Boer War and old episodes of Wild Kingdom, took on a very sinister quality.  The baddies in that movie are blue-eyed, … Read more

Around the World in 80 Days, Day 46: What’s the Word, Johannesburg?

It’s #ATW80 Day 46, and Larry and Zachary have made it to country #9: South Africa. From Johannesburg, Larry calls in to the Rick and Bubba Show for an update that includes a safari, a visit to the shanty towns, the powerful influence of Nelson Mandela on the healing of that country, and South Africa’s … Read more