Sat, Jun 25, 2022

Please Do Not Feed the Baboons! Tokai Troop After the #CapeFire

The Baboon Technical Team (BTT) has issued a plea to residents in the Western Cape to please NOT feed the baboons. Some well-meaning residents...

Firefighters Back for #JonkershoekFire & Silvermine/Tokai Remain Closed

While the flames and the headlines may have died down, the work for the firefighters in the Western Province of South Africa is far...
Mountain regrowth after #CapeFire

Nature Begins to Bounce Back After the #CapeFire

Less than a week after fires ravaged mountain slopes in the Western Cape, new life is beginning in the midst of the shown...

Eskom Suspends CEO & 3 Bosses as Independent Enquiry is Commissioned

South Africa's beleaguered power-provider Eskom has suspended four executives including CEO Tsediso Matona while it commissions an independent enquiry into the running of its business. The move...
Dark Side South Africa

The Lighter and Darker Side of South Africa as SABC Editor...

When I started my blog - Mes Clics et Mes Claques - soon-to-be-a-year-ago, I deliberately opted to focus on the (many) positive sides of this...
Stellenbosch Fires

Please Help Feed a Firefighter as #JonkershoekFire Continues

Volunteer Wildfire Services (VWS) has requested food for the firefighters and donations of paper plates and other items needed to fight the advancing fire in...
Fire in Stellenbosch

Jonkershoek, Stellenbosch Fire is Spreading Again

After battling raging fires in Jonkershoek Valley, Stellenbosch since Monday afternoon, firefighters tonight thought they had managed to douse most of the flames and successfully contain the fire...but...
Herc Croeser and his wife

South African Disappears in Finland

A businessman from South Africa who was in Finland for a conference has been reported missing after he did not return on a flight...
#CapeFire helicopter

Working on Fire Pilot Tragically Killed in Cape Point Fire Today

We are heartbroken to report that a Working on Fire helicopter pilot - Hendrik Marais (known to his friends as 'Bees') - has lost...
Service Dog

On IWD, a Young SA Survivor of Abuse Speaks Out. Never...

It's International Women’s Day - #IWD2015 - and sadly, it's as important today as it was when it began over 100 years ago in...