Posts – Culture & History

Lay down a little something

Don’t give them money or stuff in return for their photographs, they say. It will spoil them.

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Into the Valley of Desolation

They would actually hike up to this point from Graaff-Reinet town on a Sunday, dressed in suits and long, draggy skirts.

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Biscuits of war

If you stroll about the fascinating East London Museum, you’ll come across some old military mementoes from the South African Anglo-Boer War.

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2012: The road ahead

As a travel journalist who concentrates most of his working energy on the byways and back roads of South Africa, the first week in every January is all about planning the year ahead.

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Light a lantern for 2012

Tonight, being New Year’s Eve, the lights are going on all over the world.

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