Poverty, Affluence and History. The State of the Nation, South Africa. May 12th 2015 Quite a lot's been said about South Africa and the state of crime, poverty and inequality over the years. I don't intend to make a critique of this issue in this blog post since there are many wonderful things to celebrate and highlight in South Africa but it would be unfair of me not to at touch on the current state of affairs before I go on with my little tour.
Certainly the Rand has weakened c ... read more
Africa » South Africa 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
Hello. Thanks for being here! English is my native tongue but not by virtue of being raised in the UK but in Zimbabwe, which is in Africa (in case you didn't know). Zim was home for the better part of 30 years notwithstanding studies in neighbouring South Africa. I lived in the UK for most of the last 5 years but have been a restless resident! I have revisited Africa on several occasions subsequently and still have such high hopes for the continent. Right now I'm on an extended visit to Turkey a country I have a deep affinity for. Is it any surprise I am half Cypriot and can count at least one... full info