The Groot Marico River in the North West Province of South Africa has captured the imagination of many people. Some come to stay and others continue to revisit
In 1980, I stayed on my own on in the mountains of The Downs, near Tzaneen in Limpopo Province of South Africa. This is part of my story
The article discusses the author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie and her book Americanah. She uses the blog of the main character to discuss her views on racism and feminism. A Quiz on racism in included.
We were excited to receive our invitations for the Harry Potter Midnight Party. The Midnight Party turned out to be just marketing ploy to get hundreds of Pretorians queuing for hours.
The Cape buffalo, also known as the "Black Death" or "widowmaker," kills about 200 people per year. However, two people have shown that it is possible to befriend this animal.
Cape Buffalo are known as Black Death and feared and sought after by hunters. Can you tame a Buffalo? Read about my own encounter and learn more about these majectic beasts.
It is quite easy to click on a Facebook Page to like. Do you ever go back to Pages? Do you allow notifications? I looked at my "Like" list and culled a few. These are my favourite writers Page
The World Malaria Report estimates malaria cases in 2015 at 214m with an estimated number of 438000 people dying of malaria. The World Health Assembly took a resolution to improve this globally
My father started getting Dementia in 2010. We were used to his sharp wit, his love of literature and music so seeing him grappling to communicate the most basic concepts was sad. I wrote this poem
Target 6 C of the Millenium Development Goal 6 is: to have halted and begun to reverse the incidence of malaria. Has there been any progress made towards this goal?
Chiang Yee was a Chinese painter and writer who spent most of his life outside of China. He created a series of paintings and books, called The Silent Traveller
The West Coast Fossil Park near Cape Town, is one of the richest paleontological animal sites in South Africa. The African Bear, Short necked Sivathere and Sabre-tooth cat are fossils found there
The regular traveler would have experienced the practice of disinsection on flights from some countries. Is this insecticide really harmless to humans?
Short story about a young women living in a primitive setting but loving it
In a first visit to Lagos, Nigeria, I get rid of some of the misconceptions about Nigerians and come a realisation of the the sheer size of this country. Not a country that you can grasp in a short visit
On a cold winter's morning we decided to hike the Tswaing Impact Crater, 40km North of Pretoria, where a stony meteorite hit the earth 220 000 years ago with 100 times the force of the Hiroshima bomb.
Poem about drumming
A sketch of a short time in the life of one of the people arriving as vagrant on Church Square, Pretoria in the 1980s
This article describes the main principles of the Positive Deviance Approach and investigates the possibility of applying this approach to influence safe walking strategies
This was a life of freedom, leaving you time to think and read, engage with others or keep to yourself. In some ways an ordinary day in the life of a bus driver is extra-ordinary
It is easy to get addicted to Spider Solitare? But what are the odds of winning the 4 suit sgame? What is the highest score? Some say all the games can be solved, but that is not possible.
In the last decade, many different audio formats and codecs have seen the light. It can be very confusing to distinguish between ogg, flac, mp3, aac, aifc, m4a, wma, m4a, wv and ape. This article throws some light on the differences.