From sour dough bread to gut biomes

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The vagaries of synchronicity  I had a much-needed break in early January at one of my favourite places in the world, the Hoogland Health Hydro, owned by the Kruger family. Abraham Kruger is a nutritonist who speaks pasionately about the importance of gut health and the crucial role that fermentation plays in restoring gut health […]

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On the Political Front:Looking back on 2023 

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One thing South Africa doesn’t do is “uneventful” Several guests have written asking for more detail on various aspects of South Africa’s political arena. It is difficult to summarize succinctly with my superficial knowledge and without oversimplifying, but here are but a few key events.  Loadshedding remains the hot topic  In December 2022 Andre De […]

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Useful snippets from our guests for fellow travellers

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Jozi, the city we love to hate has woken up and embraced spring and the warmer weather with a frenetic splurge of events: art exhibitions and studio open days; film festivals; screenings of Met operas, international exhibitions and National [British] Theatre plays; heritage walks; sketching workshops; stunning ballets performed by the Joburg ballet company and […]

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