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Sacred Spaces

In Interesting Things On 12 March 2015 1 Comment

This is a blog that I wrote many years ago but which I think is still so relevant today so I decided to re-post it. There are many… Read More »

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World Design Capital 2014 Cape Town – A Well-deserved Achievement

In Interesting Things On 19 February 2014 0 Comments

Cape Town is more than just a city of breathtaking beauty and leisure tourism; it also brims with creative talent and is widely known as South Africa’s arts… Read More »

Silkworms Still Around And Popular As Ever

In Interesting Things On 6 November 2013 4 Comments

Do you remember having silkworms when you were young? Fascinating watching these wriggly worms chomp their way through the mulberry leaves, growing faster than you can imagine and… Read More »

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Read Every Day, Lead a Better Life

In Interesting Things On 12 September 2013 0 Comments

“Read Every Day, Lead a Better Life” is the mantra that Scholastic lives by. Scholastic, is the world’s largest publisher and distributor of children’s books and a leader… Read More »

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SA Post Office issue Rescue SA stamps on 22nd February 2013

In Interesting Things On 22 February 2013 0 Comments

Rescue SA: a brave and dedicated task force Rescue South Africa (Rescue SA) has played an important role in various international disasters, representing South Africa with pride and… Read More »

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A Week of Activity At Intaka Island

In Interesting Things On 23 November 2012 0 Comments

In the lead up to Birding Big Day tomorrow, Saturday the 23rd November, Intaka has been a hive of activity, with all kinds of interesting programs running through… Read More »

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Kirstenbosch Summer Concert Programme November 2012 to April 2013

In Interesting Things On 30 October 2012 0 Comments

It is that exciting time of the year when Kirstenbosch opens its Summer Concerts out on the lawns. Bring your blanket and picnic basket and be sure to… Read More »

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S A Post Office recognises the 11 Field Postal Unit

In Interesting Things On 22 October 2012 0 Comments

In recognition of the services rendered by 11 Field Postal Unit, the South African Post Office will issue a set of 10 stamps and two first-day covers on… Read More »

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Birding big day

In Interesting Things On 19 October 2012 0 Comments

BirdLife South Africa will be having their annual recording of birds event. This is done to increase awareness of the birds in your area, a countrywide count of… Read More »

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A Murder Mystery Evening at Winchester Mansions

In Interesting Things On 9 October 2012 0 Comments

Since watching the movie Clue, with all the quirky characters and dark plots, I have been hooked on murder mysteries. I have probably read and watched all the… Read More »

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The Other Side of the Fence: Part 2

In Interesting Things On 13 April 2012 3 Comments

Carol is a guest blogger on Everything, sharing her thoughts and dreams of returning to South Africa for a year after emigrating to New Zealand over 20 years… Read More »

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On the other side of the fence: the diary of a South African expat in New Zealand coming back to SA for a year

In Interesting Things On 29 March 2012 7 Comments

Carol is a guest blogger on Everything, sharing her thoughts and dreams of returning to South Africa for a year after emigrating to New Zealand over 20 years… Read More »

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I Am An African

In Interesting Things On 19 March 2012 0 Comments

Thabo Mbeki’s speech to the nation on 8th May 1996 has to be one of the most stirring speeches ever made. It speaks of a people and a… Read More »

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Bobtail Iced Dog Biscuits

In Interesting Things On 26 February 2012 0 Comments

This week we were introduced to Bobtail Iced Biscuits. Some really cool looking biscuit treats for dogs that are made from dog friendly ingredients. The ingredients are: wheat… Read More »

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New Bank Notes Featuring Nelson Mandela

In Interesting Things On 20 February 2012 3 Comments

New bank notes are to be issued later in the year, bearing Nelson Mandela’s face on the front of the note with the big 5 still being featured… Read More »

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UNISA students share the load at studybuddies.co.za

In Interesting Things On 26 November 2011 4 Comments

Students at South Africa’s biggest and oldest distance learning university, UNISA, have taken to the internet to share the burden of part-time studying with a dedicated UNISA forum… Read More »

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SA Cape Floral Region Stamp Issue

In Interesting Things On 20 September 2011 0 Comments

The South African Post Office is releasing ten stamps, in one sheet, on the 23rd September 2011. The ten stamps have been designed by artist Tobie Beele, in… Read More »

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Moringa tree brings health to the poor

In Interesting Things On 12 September 2011 41 Comments

The moringa tree is doing real good in South Africa, bringing sustainable business as well as uplifting the health and feeding of communities. The moringa tree, also known… Read More »

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S A Agulhas leaves on final voyage.

In Interesting Things On 8 September 2011 0 Comments

The S A Agulhas, South Africa’s polar research and supply vessel, has left Cape Town this morning on her final voyage to Gough Island. The S A Agulhas… Read More »

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Forget planking. Horsemaning has been around since the 1920s.

In Interesting Things On 26 August 2011 0 Comments

I came across this totally bizarre photo posing phenomenon, which is even cooler than the other photo fads like planking, or owling, teapotting or leisure diving. It comes… Read More »