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    Dear Friends,Visitors,country men....and ladies ;-)

    There are still people not following the most basic rules for posting on a forum.Now with the powers of admin it's time to enforce these laws in a fair way.

    No names will be named but after this no more chances.

    Please read through these rules.

    If you need help ask us if you do not understand:

    Either Play by the rules or be warned.


    Other than that everyone should enjoy themselves and have contructive conversations.

    We are all on this forum because we are either curious of South Africa's diverse culture,or we love South Africa and it's people.

    Let's build on this.

    Enjoy!

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    RULES OF THE FORUM


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