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KAROO DIARY: The Silver Creek Flows!

If you’re South African and of a certain age, chances are you’ll be familiar with the Silver Creek Mountain Band. Text & Pictures by Chris...

KAROO DIARY: Food from the Heartland

Right now, the little town of Bedford in the Eastern Cape is frantically a-bustle under its normal serene exterior. The Old Gaol is being festooned....

Yu wanna spika de Itanglese wit me?

Apparently, more and more Italians are making use of Itanglese, a linguistic phenomenon which sees English words being used as a part of the...

Ordering Coffee in Italy

When it comes to coffee, the older generation of Italians are purists. None of those Starbucks flavoured coffees for them. The traditional Italian coffee...

It ain’t over till the old hag’s delivered!

They call it the silly season and it don't get much sillier than here in Italy. It all starts on 6 December with San...
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KAROO DIARY: Show Time in Prince Albert!

Karoo towns are never the first choice for those seeking the bright lights. Prince Albert, though, is an exception. It’s worth waiting until dark to...
Mom, You are cancelled

Mom, you are cancelled. When children drop their parents like hot...

In my line of work, I get to meet the most wonderful people. And as one spends time chatting about projects over the years,...

The Owl and the Prince Albert Resident Who Gently Rescued It

Prince Albert resident Yolande Singery yesterday rescued a Spotted Eagle Owl from the side of the road. While many motorists may not have noticed...
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Former ConCourt Judge: How We Internalise Stigma and Shame

There are many forms of hatred and exclusion in our world. There is fear of strangers, fear of foreigners, fear of other races, fear...
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HUMOUR: Tips for Driving in South Africa from A Foreigner Who’s...

When I first arrived in South Africa in September 2016, it became rapidly apparent that I wasn’t in Vancouver, Canada anymore... writes Phil Maloney....