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Life is on for Gwakwani Village

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For a community in deep rural Limpopo, a successful and on-going partnership between the University of Johannesburg’s (UJ) Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering Science (Faculty of Engineering and the Built Environment) and Schneider [Read story...]

Road To The Final – Lausanne Diamond League Headlines

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It was a thrilling night of IAAF Diamond League action at Athletissima in Lausanne on Thursday evening. A number of athletes secured qualification for the Final, and records were tumbling left, right and centre. Here’s a summary of the top headlines. [Read story...]

Ebola and My Trip to Africa

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Excitedly I have booked my next trip to Africa headed to Cape Town and Kruger National Park in South Africa. I can see the thoughts bubbling even before the words come out of their mouth, “Aren’t you afraid of Ebola,” they ask.Many see Africa as one [Read story...]

My Roommate in Tent Forty; Mr. Black Mamba!

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I’ve never been afraid of snakes. In fact, every Saturday for three years I volunteered at the Chattahoochee Nature Center in Atlanta, Georgia a wonderful place that specializes in the rehabilitation of birds of prey and reptiles; housing the non-rel [Read story...]

Bones from a Kill

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In 2009, during my seventh of ten trips to Kruger National Park I realized I had become so familiar with Kruger that, on occasion, I would stop roadside and remember seeing the very sight I was looking at from a past visit. This park in South Africa [Read story...]

Safari updates from Kings Camp

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Morné Hamlyn provides some interesting updates on the wildlife he sees on a daily basis in South Africa’s Timbavati Private Nature Reserve, adjacent to the Kruger National Park.  Morné is one of the rangers at Kings Camp, one of our favorite [Read story...]

Cape Peninsula Baboons on Death Row

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At the start of August this year, a new management strategy was started that will hopefully safe many of the Cape Peninsula baboons from being euthanised. Past baboon management came under heavy scrutiny by the Kenya-based, American expert on primate [Read story...]

United Against Poaching

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On the 16th May 2013, Investec Rhino Lifeline, Chipembere Rhino Foundation, and the Forever Wild – Rhino Protection Initiative were approached to assist in the treatment and care for four injured rhinos that had been shot at Elandana Private Ga [Read story...]

The Blog Awakes, This Time in Cape Town

Regular readers will have noticed that the blog has been quite sleepy over the past 6-8 weeks. The reason behind this drowsiness is that the blog (or the author), has changed it’s base from California to Cape Town (with a four week de-tour in Norwa [Read story...]

Timbavati Wedding

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Isn’t it fantastic when your friends get married in remote beautiful places, giving their guests a chance to go away for a whole weekend (or longer) to attend? We had the pleasure of attending a very good friend’s wedding in the Timbava [Read story...]

Thank you Madiba

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“Thank you Madiba” is what I like to say, but these are the most inadequate words to show my gratitude to one of the most extraordinarily humble, forgiving, compassionate, and loving human beings I have known in my lifetime. He relentlessly fough [Read story...]