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‘The Journey Man’ Extracts: Freelance Week Follies of a Scope Journalist

So one day when I was a journalist at Scope, I realise that due to various family commitments and unforeseen bills I need to...

Rodriguez South African Tour Dates 2016 – Back by Popular Demand

It was confirmed today that legendary singer and songwriter Rodriguez will be returning to South Africa early next year. This time he will be performing in Johannesburg...
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‘The Journey Man’ Extracts – Pretoria Blues

It was May, 1976...and as a lowly young reporter for the Pretoria News, I discovered that Siberia comes in many forms. Because I had disgraced...
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‘The Journey Man’ Extracts – Bosman Bliss in the Bushveld

Groot Marico, 1979 - It’s a lovely Saturday out here in the Bushveld...I’m sitting under a fever tree on a farm in the Western...

‘The Journey Man’ Extracts – We Remember Hillbrow

Hillbrow, Jo’burg’s inner city Tenderloin district, was never a nest of angels... In the late 1970s and 80s, it was the most cosmopolitan piece of...

POEM: I Want to go Home

A poem by Faieza Mx, now living in Queensland, Australia... I want to wake up to the Majestic Table Mountain Always standing, Always there, Never failing Its...

KAROO DIARY: Graaff-Reinet’s Drostdy Hotel Comes Alive!

The Drostdy has always been one of the select few grand old hotels of the Karoo. As the prime accommodation in Graaff-Reinet, it began its...
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Ouma Rusks Legend – KAROO DIARY, South Africa

The fabulous South African rusk has been a staple of Karoo travel, going back to the 1700s. Here's the story of SA's famous Ouma...

Karoo Roadside Attractions

By Chris Marais & Julienne du Toit  In the big desert spaces of the world, an overland driver often encounters interesting objects along the road. Sometimes...
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Karoo eBooks Launch

The next best thing to actually being in the Karoo, South Africa’s semi-desert Heartland, is to have access to the just-launched Karoo Space eBookstore. Download...