In the Thanda kitchen measuring out small amounts of bleach, which is what is used to purify water here. These small amounts were given to members of the community whose water sources had been damaged, along with instructions on how to treat the water in both Zulu and English.
The Storm June 28th 2008 Arthur, our friend and owner of Khaya LaManzi (which means ‘Ocean Home’ in Zulu-it is a bed and breakfast here in Hibberdene), says that the recent storm was a freak of nature. It was created by a high-pressure system that came in from out at sea, unlike the normal weather patterns that should send storms up the coast in a low-pressure system. He says he has never seen this type of storm at ... 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
Last summer I was playing baseball in Lithuania, coaching in Moscow, hitching through Bavaria, and working construction in the South of France. Who knows what this summer will bring.
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