The Bellwether Digest

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  • Real Madrid: Setting the Standard in Football

    Real Madrid: Setting the Standard in Football

    Real Madrid Club de Fútbol, more commonly known as Real Madrid, has long been synonymous with excellence in football. Picture the grand stage of Wembley Stadium, its storied history echoing with the roars of countless battles, triumphs, and heartbreaks. The date is June 1st, 2024, and the scene is set for the UEFA Champions League…

  •  Toni Kroos: The Legacy of a Midfield Maestro

     Toni Kroos: The Legacy of a Midfield Maestro

    The camera sweeps over a pristine football pitch, bathed in the golden hues of a setting sun. In the distance, the silhouettes of fans slowly disperse, their chants and cheers still echoing in the air. This is the stage where legends are born and stories are etched into the annals of history. At the center…

  • Cole Palmer: A Throwback Maverick Excelling in the Modern Game

    Cole Palmer: A Throwback Maverick Excelling in the Modern Game

    “The pressure’s on, but guess who ain’t gonna crack,” echoes the lyric by Jay-Z from Kanye West’s “Diamonds from Sierra Leone,” perfectly encapsulating Cole Palmer’s demeanor on the field. Since joining Chelsea, Palmer has been a sensation, garnering attention with his exceptional performances. His debut season for the Blues stands out as one of the…

  • The Evolution of Album Art

    The Evolution of Album Art

    A Look at the Different Types of Covers The evolution of album art is a fascinating topic that reflects the changing trends in music and visual art. From the straightforward covers of the 1940s and 1950s to the elaborate and conceptual designs of the 1970s and beyond, album art has played an important role in…

  • Mach-Hommy’s “Pray for Haiti”: A Masterclass in Lyrical Technique

    Mach-Hommy’s “Pray for Haiti”: A Masterclass in Lyrical Technique

    The world of hip-hop is vast and diverse, with countless artists continuously pushing the boundaries of creativity and expression. One such artist who has caught the attention of music lovers and critics alike is Mach-Hommy, whose 2021 release, Pray for Haiti, serves as a testament to his exceptional talent and vision. For those of you who…

  • The untapped potential of futsal in Zimbabwe

    The untapped potential of futsal in Zimbabwe

    A Dynamic Alternative to Traditional Football Futsal may not be the first sport that comes to mind when thinking of Zimbabwe, but this fast-paced, indoor game has the potential to take the nation by storm. Despite being relatively unknown in comparison to traditional 11-a-side football, futsal boasts numerous benefits that can help unlock a wealth…

  • Podcast Episode 6: The Bellwether Origin story and a panel discussion with Namibian Youtuber Kovii Muruko

    Podcast Episode 6: The Bellwether Origin story and a panel discussion with Namibian Youtuber Kovii Muruko

    The long awaited episode 6 ! This is a special one because it was our first interactive episode recorded live in the presence of an awesome crowd at the UCT Student Y. In this episode we talk about why we started the Bellwether Digest and Podcast. We discuss the vision for the magazine and ultimately…

  • What is “good coffee”? A local man’s perspective

    What is “good coffee”? A local man’s perspective

    When you shift from drinking Ricoffy to developing an appreciation for filter coffee or “real coffee” as the snobs would like to put it, one feels like they are moving up the social ladder. I remember my first time. I was sleeping at a friend’s house and woke up to what I assumed were the…

  • Arjen Robben – The most predictable/unpredictable player

    Arjen Robben – The most predictable/unpredictable player

    Imagine seeing a magician performing the same trick repeatedly. Would that not get boring? Well, that doesn’t apply to Arjen Robben. The most predictable/unpredictable player of all time. You knew what he was going to do but you couldn’t stop it. Not many players have a trick that becomes synonymous with their play. The sight…

  • Gate-keeping the Noble Profession: A Postscript

    Gate-keeping the Noble Profession: A Postscript

    A dark day eclipsed over the lives of non-South African lawyers and law graduates on the 2nd of August 2022. On that day, the Constitutional Court handed down its judgment in Relebohile Cecilia Rafoneke and Others v Minister of Justice and Correctional Services and Others [2022] ZACC 29, the case that held the ambitions and…

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