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Dave Grieve Posted 19th Sep 2019, 11:47am
  Now thats a name from the past, BOSS the Bureau of State Security, the local newspaper cartoons always showed them dressed in black with a nose shaped like a penguin's. They were cerainly capable of twisting any situation the way your scenario paints it.
Not Ian Smith.
John Vorster SA.
Ian Smith Rhodesia.
TeeHeeHee Posted 17th Sep 2019, 10:34pm
  Must be some kind of a time lapse over there: my reply above shows ` Today 18: 31 pm but my pc showed 00: 48 am rolleyes.gif
TeeHeeHee Posted 17th Sep 2019, 10:31pm
  I've just gone bacl a gfew pages here and read with, as usual, interest regarding SA which we used to refer to back in the '60s as `awhite SA'.
I was reminded of the joke a mate told me on his return from a long aircraft contract there with atlas ...
A Brit contractor driving to his job at the airport hits two black guys with one poor buggar coming through the windsheild and the other flying over the roof of the car to land 30 meters behind on the side of the road.
Two members of BOSS arrive shortly after to find the Brit in a terribly shaken state as a result of the accident.
"Don't worry ,sir" said the guy from BOSS, "We'll get this bestard for breaking and entry and that other bestard for leaving the scene of the crime".
I dare say Iain Smith will be rolling over in his grave today. tongue.gif
wombat Posted 10th Sep 2019, 07:54pm
 
QUOTE (Dave Grieve @ 5th Sep 2019, 01:43pm) *
Its finally happening, a day I hoped never to see. My eldest has decided its time to leave the country as she and her husband think this time there's no way back from the violence griping the country.
My son in-law runs his own business and employs forty staff. What will happen to them I dont know but in Africa its estimated each employed persons income looks after ten people.
They are moving to Scotland a move that took me by suprise, I thought Maderia or Portugal but they think their kids will have better prosects there.
My youngest is looking at Canada.
If that happens my families time in Africa will come to an end after more than Two hundred years here.
Like most parents I thought they would grow old here and be surrounded by their grandkids.
The anarchists have won.


rolleyes.gif wont happen here dave ,not enuff of em whites almost wiped em out.
Scots Kiwi Lass Posted 6th Sep 2019, 11:07am
  I emigrated to New Zealand in 1963, married a Kiwi and had two children born in 1969 and 1970.

My daughter moved to England in 1990 for the "big OE" as they call it here. I have visited several times and in 2017 spent 6 months with her. Now, at the age of 50, she is talking about moving back to NZ. Naturally, I am thrilled to bits but not celebrating yet. There are a lot of things to consider before she makes the decision - it will be hard after living in the UK for 29 years.

Her whole family lives here and she will be welcomed back big time, especially as I can't make that long trip from NZ again.

So keeping my fingers (and everything else) crossed that she does move back. Families are important to each other and life is too short to spend thousands of miles apart.

taurus Posted 5th Sep 2019, 09:27pm
  my dearly loved daughter and her (english ) husband and our 3 adored grandchildren went to live and thrive in England 26 years ago,breaking our hearts. We couldn`t understand it having brought our kids to Australia for a better life when she was just 1 year old. They enjoyed the lifestyle,still do ,so close to the Continent,never out of work (good jobs too). She tried a return to Sydney a couple of times for work,didn`t like the work ethic in the jobs she had,and scurried away back to england,but now Brexit is chasing them back here very soon. the thing with kids,is ,we only get a lend of them,once they`re their own person,we just watch and wait,same as I did to my poor mother when I broke her heart 58 years ago.the only upside was,the 3 grand children returned here when adults .Life !! what`s the alternative.
carmella Posted 5th Sep 2019, 04:10pm
  Dave I feel for you because I know how much South Africa means to you, I am so sorry for your news and sad that your family will be separated from you.

Times are changing all over the world. I hope you can cope well with this which I am sure you will, but with sadness!
ashfield Posted 5th Sep 2019, 02:29pm
  Dave, that must be difficult for you. We're not getting the sort of news coverage here that this story deserves. Brexit is all consuming so things like mass shooting in the USA and businesses in SA getting attacked get relegated to a quick mention at the end of a bulletin. I did read a report at the weekend about the recent trouble and the denials that there were racial motives for the attacks.

I guess our generation was less into the concept of social mobility but, like not having jobs for life, families moving around the world for different experiences seems pretty normal now. I appreciate that won't make it easier for you when they go. As for them heading to Scotland, I got a timely reminder recently that this is not such a bad place. We had a large group of friends staying with us for a couple of weeks, children and adults. They came from several countries abroad as well as Ireland and London. There was a bit of sightseeing but, generally, they were just doing the kind of stuff that families do which included being subjected to the less pleasing aspects of Glesga behaviour. They loved it here despite that, so much so that two of the older children want to come back here to study.

Having said that, I love Portugal and especially Madeira. We've been there quite a lot over the last 10 years or so. Much as I enjoy the visits, I'm always glad to get back home.

Good luck to them wherever they end up.
Dave Grieve Posted 5th Sep 2019, 12:43pm
  Its finally happening, a day I hoped never to see. My eldest has decided its time to leave the country as she and her husband think this time there's no way back from the violence griping the country.
My son in-law runs his own business and employs forty staff. What will happen to them I dont know but in Africa its estimated each employed persons income looks after ten people.
They are moving to Scotland a move that took me by suprise, I thought Maderia or Portugal but they think their kids will have better prosects there.
My youngest is looking at Canada.
If that happens my families time in Africa will come to an end after more than Two hundred years here.
Like most parents I thought they would grow old here and be surrounded by their grandkids.
The anarchists have won.
Dave Grieve Posted 15th May 2016, 09:00pm
 
QUOTE (GG @ 15th May 2016, 10:19pm) *


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