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7th-Jul-2011 06:03 am - July Polamory Social Event
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Johannesburg
What: Social
When: Saturday, July 9, 2011 at 3:00 PM
Where : Schwabing Restaurant, 387 Main Avenue, Ferndale
Note : Please RSVP. No RSVP's, no event. RSVP Deadline Thursday, July 7
Hosted by : ZaPoly
This is a monthly social gathering. Polyamory is the desire, practice, or acceptance of having more than one loving, intimate relationship at a time with the full knowledge and consent of everyone involved. At poly meetings we talk about poly-related issues or socialise over a meal/drink. The event depends on enough people RSVPing.
To get directions and details on how to recognise the group, join the group's Yahoo zapoly mailing list.

For more info on polyamory in South Africa see http://www.polyamory.co.za
6th-Feb-2010 05:56 am - Poylamory Coffee Social
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Johannesburg
What: Coffee Social
When: Saturday, February 13, 2010 at 4:00 PM
Where : Mugg & Bean, Cresta
Hosted by : ZaPoly

This is a monthly social gathering. The event does not depend on enough people RSVPing, the organiser and her partner will be there either way. That way if you're bored or if a previously planned event doesn't happen you can still come. If you CAN however, please RSVP so we have a basic idea of what size table etc.

To get directions and details on how to recognise the group, join the group's Yahoo zapoly mailing list.


For more info on polyamory in South Africa see http://www.polyamory.co.za
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Johannesburg

What: Coffee Social

When: Saturday, December 12, 2009 at 4:00 PM

Where : Mugg & Bean, Cresta

Hosted by : ZaPoly

This is a new monthly social gathering. The event does not depend on enough people RSVPing, the organiser and her partner will be there either way. That way if you're bored or if a previously planned event doesn't happen you can still come. If you CAN however, please RSVP so we have a basic idea of what size table etc.

To get directions and details on how to recognise the group, join the group's Yahoo zapoly mailing list.

For more info on polyamory in South Africa see http://www.polyamory.co.za
3rd-Nov-2009 06:17 am - Polyamory Social
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Johannesburg
What: Coffee Social
When: Saturday, November 14, 2009 at 4:00 PM
Where : Mugg & Bean, Cresta
Hosted by : ZaPoly
This is a new monthly social gathering. The event does not depend on enough people RSVPing, the organiser and her partner will be there either way. That way if you're bored or if a previously planned event doesn't happen you can still come. If you CAN however, please RSVP so we have a basic idea of what size table etc.
To get directions and details on how to recognise the group, join the group's Yahoo zapoly mailing list.


For more info on polyamory in South Africa see http://www.polyamory.co.za
29th-Jun-2009 08:11 pm - July South African Poly Events
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Johannesburg
What: Discussion lunch
Topic : Children and Polyamory
When: Saturday, July 18, 2009 at 2:30 PM
Where : The Dros, Carlswald, Midrand
Hosted by : ZaPoly
The duration of the meeting will be an hour to two hours max. Polyamory is the desire, practice, or acceptance of having more than one loving, intimate relationship at a time with the full knowledge and consent of everyone involved.
You don't have to be polyamorous to attend - just open minded and friendly.
To get directions and details on how to recognise the group, join the group's Yahoo zapoly mailing list.


For more info on polyamory in South Africa see http://www.polyamory.co.za
2nd-Jun-2009 11:02 am - Polyamory support/discussion groups
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Back when when I first stumbled across the usenet newsgroup alt.polyamory it was a revelation to me that there were others who actually thought like I did and who were having successful ethical relationships with multiple partners. And later when I attended my first real life poly meeting it felt like finally coming home. Now I'm guessing that not every poly person has the same reaction, but it is probably a pretty common theme.

So, yah...... if you're a friendly South African polyamorous, or polyamory- curious person... you're most welcome to attend one of the following. After all - you're who they are designed for:

Durban
What: Lunch
Topic : Relationship Dynamics
When : Sat, June 6 at 1:30PM
Where : Star Cafe, Euforia, 134 Davenport Road
Details : http://groups.yahoo.com/group/durbanpoly

Joburg
What: Lunch
Topic : What is Cheating?
When: Sat, June 20 at 2:30 PM
Where : Watami, Greenstone Mall, Edenvale
Hosted by : ZaPoly
Details : http://groups.yahoo.com/group/zapoly/

SA Poly info : http://www.polyamory.co.za
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Johannesburg
What: Discussion lunch
Topic : The pros and cons of treating relationships as investments
When: Saturday, May 16, 2009 at 1:00 PM
Where : Doppio Zero, corner Cradock Avenue & Baker Street, Rosebank
Hosted by : ZaPoly
The duration of the meeting will be an hour to two hours max. Polyamory is the desire, practice, or acceptance of having more than one loving, intimate relationship at a time with the full knowledge and consent of everyone involved.
You don't have to be polyamorous to attend - just open minded and friendly.
To get directions and details on how to recognise the group, join the group's Yahoo zapoly mailing list.


For more info on polyamory in South Africa see http://www.polyamory.co.za
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THE  SITUATION:

 You are  in Kwa-Zulu Natal, St. Lucia to be specific. There is chaos all  around you caused by a hurricane with severe flooding. This is a  flood of biblical proportions. You are a photo-journalist working  for a major newspaper, and you're caught in the middle of this epic  disaster. The situation is nearly hopeless.

You're trying  to shoot career-making photos.

 

There are  houses and people swirling around you, some disappearing into the  water.

 

Nature is  unleashing all of its destructive fury.

 

THE  TEST:

Suddenly,  you see a man in the water. He is fighting for his life, trying not  to be taken down with the

debris. You  move closer... Somehow, the man looks familiar... You suddenly  realize who it is... It's Jacob Zuma! You notice that the raging  waters are about to take him under forever. You have two  options:

You can save  the life of Jacob Zuma or you can shoot a dramatic Pulitzer Prize  winning photo, documenting the death of one of the country's most  powerful men!

 

THE  QUESTION:

 Here's  the question, and please give an honest  answer........

 Would you  select high contrast color film, or would you go with the classic  simplicity of black and white?
7th-Apr-2009 11:00 am - Today, tomorrow, yesterday
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Another day is well on its way to become night and again I sit and ponder the very existence of this day. Who will remember this Tuesday as the best day of their life? Whowill remember it as the worst? Who will break a record. What will make this day more significant than tomorrow or yesterday? Somewhere, somebody is busy with something quite amazing and somewhere else chaos is erupting.
 

Johannesburg. Jozi. Joburg. Egoli. The concrete jungle of Africa.

I must admit that I have a hate love relationship with this city as I’m sure most people do. It really does annoy me when anyone besides a Jozi resident actually hears you are from Johannesburg. The first and most likely reply is ‘shame’. We have a choice in where we live and I choose Joburg. Although I will be heading to Europe next year for an indefinite amount of time, it is only because of my love for travelling. Not only travelling but getting to know the culture in which I am a total stranger in. That’s the thing about Johannesburg, I’m born and bred yet some days I really feel like a total stranger lurking in the streets. I’m over the whole white guilt trip as I’m sure a whole lot of other white people are and more and more people are starting to realize there is more than black and white to this country. Asian, Indian, Coloured and that’s not even giving a mention to all the other countless races that form part of our nation.

I enjoy the diversity but most days it’s hard to step up, to make yourself heard as eyes are on your every move, judgments being passed down on you without knowing who you are but by what you’re predecessors beliefs were.

 Anyone who picks up a newspaper this side of the equator is usually not surprised to find bad news. It’s hard when the news hits those who are not from here. When crime and a sense of chaos leaks into someone else’s world, a person who is not use to it, is that really fair? Of course not, but it’s the world we live in. I’m all for 2010 Soccer World cup as I believe it can really do great things for our country but I’m getting a little worried about the tourists. On the news it was reported that 60-70% of tourists are going to be affected by the crime. Is nobody worried about this?

Shawn Mackay.

Mackay, 26, died on Monday of cardiac arrest after sustaining multiple injuries when he was hit by an armed response car in a Durban street while on the Canberra based Brumbies' Super 14 tour of South Africa. Mackay's parents remain in South Africa with Brumbies officials and are preparing to brin his body home.

Mackay, a 1.96m lock forward, had been a regular on the international Rugby Sevens circuit for five years and had made six Super 14 appearances for the NSW Waratahs before switching to the Brumbies. He played in two games this season, both on the South African tour, coming off the bench against the Lions in Johannesburg and against the Sharks the night before he was knocked down.

I can't get him off my mind. It doesn't matter whether or not a person watches rugby or follows the various teams, this way beyond all of that. It is plain and simple an unnecessary death to a foreigner in a place he did not call home. Wake up South Africans! Change your mentality and respect towards other people. Wreckless driving is just as much a crime when it amounts to murder.

6th-Apr-2009 11:13 am - The art of seperating the mask

A time comes in every person’s life where the act of revenge deems to be something more than just another hurtful emotion accompanying anger. The cliché would suffice in the exploration that revenge will indeed get you nowhere. I disagree totally. Revenge if taken subtly yet direct helps boost a sense of self importance. That very self importance being the main threat from parties with the intent of manipulation.

 I decided a while back to undertake an experiment with some people wanting to come into my life. More out of boredom than anything else. It’s very funny to unmask those people who walk around with a sense that they are hidden from the world. I always find it interesting as to what I’ll find beneath the mask.

Take for example the first person I really loved. She was hard as anything with an outer shell that would put even a veteran war fighter to shame. To my surprise I found something more to this girl, this softness and love which I will forever be grateful for. I’m talking about someone with a stack of morals and ethical behavior that reaches towards the sky and beyond.  Of course mistakes are made as each person tries to find their way in life but this solid foundation which many people try to find is all ready laid down. She stood by me in times unbearable, although younger she was the one who inspired me to make something more than what I was becoming. It always amazes me how people can still surprise me. Even the other day, a couple of weeks ago she was more than my friend when I was breaking, she was my guardian angel.

She is fire.

Then of course you find the people whose intentions are not known to anyone but themselves. Those people who wear their masks when in reality there is nothing other to them than their masks. I had to find that out the hard way. Sometimes a person wants to see more to another when in fact only an emptiness looms. Somewhere along the line you are swept with them into the tides of ignorance and swallowed into a black hole. It is only when the storm calms that one see’s how young you really were to believe their words.

Now even though this is not the first time something like this has happened to me it is the last time I will allow it. Thing is, five, ten years will go by and they will still exist in the same little world they created for themselves. A person of repetition bores everybody and maybe they will wake up someday with an epiphany and change. Until then I smile at my sweet revenge of happiness. I have better things to do than wait for change. I’ve been waiting for years, for change in this country, a futile wait which I find will amount to nothing at the moment.

As I’m typing this the Zuma decision is blaring around the newsroom. I can all ready predict the outcome. The bastard won’t stand trial. He’ll just continue on his way as a people pleaser and corrupt rapist. A decision to drop the charges would end a long legal battle that had raised doubts over Zuma's ability to govern Africa's biggest economy. He denies wrongdoing and says he is the victim of a political conspiracy. The National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) charged Zuma with corruption, fraud, money laundering and racketeering on December 28, 2007, eight days after he won the ANC leadership by defeating then-President Thabo Mbeki.

Election d-day is the 22nd of April and I will go vote even though I know Zuma is going to win. Reason being? Then I’m allowed to bitch at the government because I actually did vote for change.

I’m done with the white guilt. Amandla! We need change. Not only the whities but all of us. Someone very close to my heart said it the way it is, Zuma will be our Bush. I’ll add on to it by noting that the only war that will happen, is the war boiling within the country. It’s surging, let’s just hope it doesn't spill over.
 

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