Category Archives: From Africa

Kwaheri, my geliefde

Somewhere – it might have been the “Rapport” or “Beeld” this biography[1] of Dutch Reformed (“Hervormd” – NHK)[2] missionaries, pastors and their families was reviewed and I ordered a copy. It’s been in my shelf for quite a while, until … Continue reading

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Applying for a licence… (2003)

In 2003 I applied for a licence to own a shotgun. Part of the application was a biography of the applicant to describe his proficiency with the shotgun, hunting ethics and the like. This is was I wrote then: 2003 Application … Continue reading

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Matins in the morning: Lk.19,1-10

Here is my sermon this morning on our Lord IX visiting Zaccheus based on St.Luke’s gospel chapter 19,1-10: 

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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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