Hau! [by Howard]

“Hau!” is a Zulu exclamation sort of like the English “Hey!”. It is a very versatile exclamation that can indicate surprise, amazement, approval or disapproval, humour and many other emotions beside – all depending on the tone and context. It is a quintessentially African exclamation heard all over southern Africa. Hau! should cover all of […]

Growing up in the City of Gold

I grew up in Johannesburg, South Africa. Jozi is a colloquial term for Johannesburg and Soweto together. I am a Mining Engineer by profession and I have mined gold 3100m below surface – underground in the bowels of the deepest mines on the planet. Geologically, the Witwatersrand gold deposit, discovered and mined since 1886 is […]