South Africa is famous for its time warps! Apartheid in the bad old days, our national team's preferred style of football at present (which is why they lose a lot. Whimper!) ... I could go on.
By the way, South African Demetrioses tend to be known as Jimmy. Is that local or world-wide? I've got a cat named Jimmy, and I like to think about the friendly feral cats I met in Athens ... but perhaps it isn't a real link?