Category Archives: From Africa

Review: Learning Zulu

Mark Sanders: Learning Zulu. A secret history of language in South Africa. Wits University Press 2016. This is a book, good to read and most informative – not just teachers of language – and not only because it was my … Continue reading

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It’s Saturday again in Murrayfield and elsewhere I presume.

What a fabulous week! Perhaps that explains, why so many people were at the farmer’s market this morning. I even ran into several families & couples from St.Paul’s Lutheran Church: Gevers, Wundram, Roos etc. Normally I count myself lucky if … Continue reading

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It’s Saturday in Murrayfield and elsewhere too I guess …

Well, it’s that time of the year again as the Cape Robin-Chat (Cossypha caffra) has 2 eggs in its nest. The Clivias (Amaryllidaceae) are budding if not flowering already. The Implala Lily (Adenium Obesum) is in full bloom as are … Continue reading

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Well, it’s Saturday …

The temperature is rising. We’re above 25 degrees centigrade some  days already and it’s promising to be a hot and dry spring by the looks of it. Water conservation is on the cards and we’ve got a long way to … Continue reading

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Kommentaar op RSG

My favourite program on Sunday nights – politics in a nutshell. This time I thought, I had missed it, because I was at my brothers place celebrating my sister-in-law’s birthday. Well, the program is actually available as MP3 and in … Continue reading

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With friends in the Magaliesberg

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A day with animals big and small

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Morning meanderings on the market

Jannie is doing fine. Sold me 6 croissants this morning – and 2 loaves of bread too. One sour dough and the other one with oats.  All warm from the oven. Still it was my parting wish that Jannie wouldn’t … Continue reading

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Last, but not least (KNP X)

Looking at the full moon over Satara, I get homesick for KNP. Well, here are the last lot of pics from our latest visit. Better get them out, so that I can find an excuse for going again and getting … Continue reading

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Mother’s day is everyday in Kruger (KNP Part V)

It’s only in cities that missing out on the seasons is easy. Out in the bush you can’t miss it. Obviously spring comes with overwhelming numbers of new-born chicks, lambs and other small ones, but you’ll find calves, pups, nestlings … Continue reading

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