Blogging by Candlelight April 3rd 2008 It Was A Dark and Stormy Night....
I'm writing this blog entry by candle light as we are experiencing one the planned power outages which have become so common across South Africa. In January, the government-run Electrical Utility announced that the electrical demand across the country had exceeded the supply of available energy. To deal with the shortage they rolled out a plan for s ... read more
Africa » South Africa » KwaZulu-Natal » Durban After the British seized the Cape of Good Hope area in 1806, many of the Dutch settlers (the Boers) trekked north to found their own republics. The discovery of diamonds (1867) and gold (1886) spurred wealth and immigration and intensified the subjug... ... read more
Shauna and I spent 2008 in South Africa volunteering at "The Seed of Hope" - a humanitarian aid program in Bhekulwandle, SA. We met a lot of fantastic people, made some great friends, experienced an exciting culture, and saw a lot of the beautiful country. We wrote these Blogs partly to keep our family and friends informed, but mostly because it was a way to process, understand and record all that we experienced and learned. We learned a lot! We hope you do too.
Check out www.theseedofhope.org for info on the Seed of Hope and its programs.
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