A couple of weeks ago, part of the Wonkie team took part in a promotional event designed by Core Group – the Value Added Distributor of Apple products in South Africa. The theme of the event, called the A to Z of ZA, was to showcase what we loved most about South Africa. Basically the teams got to zoot around Johannesburg in fun Mini Coopers taking photos capturing the beauty and spirit of the country – and the teams literally wound up taking hundreds of superb photos.
Our team was loaned an Apple Mac to compile the photos into a snazzy photo book which we titled Sunshine and Smiles. We received the photo book yesterday and the timing could not have been better given the subject of today’s post:
It really was a great experience and Wonkie would like to encourage all its readers to participate in the “Why I love South Africa” campaign. The campaign is running until the end of June 2010 and is open to anybody that wants to show what they love about South Africa. There are options to enter your own photo books, individual images, video clips etc and the best entries stand a chance of winning iPod nanos or MacBooks. You can find the full details on the AZ-ZA Website.
So if you were looking for something fun and positive to do in South Africa this weekend – there you go!
In the news this week, Jacob Zuma met US president Barack Obama in Washington. The media would have us believe that President Zuma discussed important things about agriculture, HIV, AIDS and peace in Africa. Wonkie’s inside sources at the White House however have given every indication that that President Zuma is in fact securing the services of Jerry Seinfeld to fill the newly formed South African cabinet position of Minister of Positivity.
Following last week’s animated post about Julius Malema, hate speech, struggle songs, Eugene Terre’blanche’s death etc it is clear that there are some passionate South African Wonkie readers. Wonkie decided not to moderate the comments on the Shoot the Boer article in order to get a more accurate snapshot of current South African sentiment. The post has now been closed for comments although please feel free to vote in the poll. While Wonkie was not surprised at the mud-slinging and name calling in the comments, it was a little sad about the proportion of positive comments.
This week Wonkie felt it was important to get some positive energy flowing. Besides the excitement about the FIFA 2010 World Cup that will be hosted over June-July this year, South Africans certainly have a lot to be positive about. Wonkie is hoping that readers will contribute comments that reflect much of the goodness of the country and its people this week.