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Re: Your Nationality

Unread post by Bush Baptist » Fri Apr 12, 2013 5:41 pm

Just checked the whole thread and can't believe I missed out. :shock:

I was born in the same town in Lancashire in England as the well known Zulu, Johnny Clegg.

It is a short train & bus ride from Old Trafford.

My father took a job in Joburg when I was 7, and before long we were regular Kruger visitors.

5 years later we moved to Cape Town. I am a true blue Stormers/Cobras/WP fan, but my blood is red....or green!
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Re: Your Nationality

Unread post by Carol g » Sat Apr 13, 2013 9:51 am

I am a South African , born and grew up in Cape Town, moved to Bloemfontein when I was 25, and have been here ever since.
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Re: Your Nationality

Unread post by Trrp-trrrrrrrr » Sat Apr 13, 2013 11:13 am

I am South African, born and grew up in Kroonstad, moved to Cape Town 1971, then to Knysna 1988, back to Cape Town 1999 and still here. Hmmmmz should maybe have considered the distance to Kruger from CT when planning or is that bad planning. :whistle:
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Re: Your Nationality

Unread post by JeanniR » Mon Apr 15, 2013 12:58 pm

I am South African... I was born in Ermelo, grew up here and I am still here. :whistle:
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Unread post by Timbits » Mon Apr 15, 2013 1:47 pm

My roots in Canada go back at least 200 years which makes me a proud Canadian.

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Re: Your Nationality

Unread post by Porridge » Mon Apr 15, 2013 2:36 pm

Saffie here. Born in Pretoria, moved to Joburg 1986 and still here after a few attempts at living overseas which didn't quite pan out because of the call of the bush :)
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Re: Your Nationality

Unread post by Hugh » Mon Apr 15, 2013 3:09 pm

Oatspap I thought you grew in a field of oats isn't that where porridge comes from
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Unread post by LindaS » Wed Apr 17, 2013 7:45 am

Born in Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe) of Capetonian parents. Grew up in Salisbury (Harare) and emigrated to Cape Town in September 1976. Moved to Johannesburg early 1982 and been here ever since. Now a naturalised South African citizen, married to a born-and-bred Jo'burger!

Plan is to move closer to Kruger - perhaps Malelane or Komatipoort - when we both retire in a couple of years.
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Re: Your Nationality

Unread post by Sheenaugh-Lee » Wed Apr 17, 2013 10:21 am

JeanniR wrote:I am South African... I was born in Ermelo, grew up here and I am still here. :whistle:


My SO was also born and bred here in ermelo Jeanni granted he lived in pretoria for a few years and tzaneen for 3 years but it would seem this place's roots are like tzaneen when its founded you always go back lol ;)
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Re: Your Nationality

Unread post by Duke Ellieton » Wed Apr 17, 2013 12:35 pm

Born in Vereeniging where I was for first 9 years of my life. Also lived in Lenasia (JHB), Durban, Cape Town, Alberton, Germiston, Mulbarton (JHB) and now in Centurion.

Makes me a Saffie :D

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Re: Your Nationality

Unread post by Bush Baptist » Wed Apr 17, 2013 5:33 pm

Duke Ellieton wrote:Note to BB, the center of the Universe moved slightly last year from Old Trafford to the City of Manchester (Etihad) Stadium :tongue: tilting back this year towards Old Trafford :roll:


At least the Prem trophy was loaned briefly just across the city, and not stolen by Londoners, and even worse, the scousers.

DHL has already been sent to bring it back home. :wink:
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Re: Your Nationality

Unread post by Yoda » Wed Apr 17, 2013 9:20 pm

Born in SA - grew up in Jhb and then went to Cape Town after university to do my accounts training.
While in Cape Town i met a potential Mrs Yoda. But that ended badly. So i came to he UK for what i thought would be just a few months to clear my head.
14 years later...... I am married with 2 kids, and my life is here now.


BB, btw, the premiership trophy does belong in London. If only Mr Wenger would spend some £££££

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Re: Your Nationality

Unread post by Graham_5000 » Thu Jun 20, 2013 5:08 pm

yoda wrote:Born in SA - grew up in Jhb and then went to Cape Town after university to do my accounts training.
While in Cape Town i met a potential Mrs Yoda. But that ended badly. So i came to he UK for what i thought would be just a few months to clear my head.
14 years later...... I am married with 2 kids, and my life is here now.


BB, btw, the premiership trophy does belong in London. If only Mr Wenger would spend some £££££



I am also a London-living Arsenal fan! Wenger is a legend - I reckon his hands are tied by the board...

I was born in Port Elizabeth, grew up in Rome, Bangkok, Bath and Birmingham and I am married to a Brit. We found out that her Great great grandfather was a Xhosa from PE, so it is a small world! We thought she was English as they come...

I am officially a dual citizen and one day we will move to South Africa I am sure, although it probably won't be PE!
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Re: Your Nationality

Unread post by Shushin » Thu Jun 20, 2013 6:50 pm

I am British living in Yorkshire. But I was born in Cheshire UK . 26 miles south of my beloved football teams home ground Image

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Re: Your Nationality

Unread post by Bush Baptist » Thu Jun 20, 2013 8:09 pm

You bet Shushin! :thumbs_up: :dance: :clap:

Post a pic of the Premiership trophy please. Scousers have never seen it. :twisted:
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