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SA Rangers on Lion Search Discover an Eland Carcass

Tuesday marked the fifth day since a lion escape in the Karoo National Park outside Beaufort West, Western Cape. This is according to Nico van...
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Powerful ‘My South Africa’ Address by Prof Jansen Goes Viral Again...

The transcript of an address - titled 'My South Africa' - by Prof Jonathan Jansen is going viral yet again. The man many South...

Children in the Platteland, South Africa

In summer, the familiar rushing sound of the Great Fish River pumping through our home town of Cradock in the Eastern Cape is often...

Moving to the Karoo – Life in a Small South African...

We received a Christmas card a month late the first year we arrived in Cradock, brought to us by our neighbour across the road,...
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Why Raise a Princess, When you can Raise a Warrior

Before I had kids, I watched a friend clear their newborn baby’s nose by sucking out the mucous, as the infant simply could not...
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Pubs and Padstalle of Route 62, South Africa

It seems, for some of us, that the older we get the more inclined we are to be reckless. Who but the very bravest of...
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Have You Ever Seen The Rain?

People who live in the desert love rain. They love it in ways city people don’t understand. In the Karoo and the Kalahari, the horizons...
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Diamond Cowboys of Port Nolloth

Decades ago and deep in the Namaqualand desert at a point between Springbok, Steinkopf and the sea, a Cape Town housewife with a squeaky...

Muslim and Tunisian: A South African Meets Fered on Promenade des...

“The Côte d’Azur is a mysterious place,” says Fered. “We cannot even begin to understand this.” Fered and my paths have just crossed, here on...
Old South African Brands

Old South African Brands in the Karoo

I love old signs when I’m on the road. They tell me where I’m going, who lived here, what brands were promoted and what...

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