Avitourism – a lucrative tourism market

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Tapping into the economic potential of the birding community A few months back an article in Tourism Update caught my eye:  Avitourism may have same economic potential as gorillas – Rwanda.  Even though there are over 700 bird species in Rwanda,  surely these little feathered friends can’t hold the same fascination as the huge iconic […]

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Conference and work space near Liz at Lancaster

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Perch Perch: “to sit on or near the edge”; “a temporary resting place”. An apt name for the short-term flexible office space at 37 Bath Ave Rosebank  Office spaces have undergone radical transformations since the late 20th Century. Open-plan, collaborative spaces, flexibility, cutting edge design all have currency at the moment and nowhere is this […]

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Craighall Park – the best of all worlds

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Craighall Park has it all  I’ve blogged often about Craighall Park and its surrounds and what a great area it is to live.  Craighall Park is a wonderful mix of rural country, suburban tranquility and urban convenience. How many Joburg suburbs have a nursery, horseriding, vegetable gardens and a spruit (or stream) running right through the […]

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Newsletter December 2018

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Liz at Lancaster or Liz@Lancaster?  To all our wonderful guests, friends and family and those who are connected with Liz at Lancaster in some way  24 years ago I started Liz at Lancaster (with one room), and before communication via email was commonplace, I did not realize what confusion the ‘at’ in the establishment name […]

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More on African Independent Churches – the Pentecostal and Charismatic Churches

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African Independent Churches [AIC] Continued: Pentecostal, Apostolic and Charismatic Churches Well, I’ve kinda worked out the difference between the Ethiopian Church in SA and Christian Zionism. But who are the many independent churches? Those who worship in small groups in so many of our parks and open spaces, be they high places like Melville Koppies or […]

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Christian Zionism in South Africa

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In a previous blog I looked at the origins and differences between Ethiopianism as compared to the  Independent Churches like Christian Zionism and Pentecostalism.   But even within the latter 2 movements there are also differences and divergences.  The Zion Christian Church ( ZCC) is one of the largest African initiated churches in southern Africa. The church’s headquarters are […]

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Ethiopianism – A South African Movement

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What is the connection between Ethiopianism in South Africa and the Ethiopian Orthodox Church in Ethiopia? If any of you have ever thought about the connection between the Ethiopian Church in South Africa and the main church in Ethiopia: the Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church, you have a more inquiring mind than I do! (Nearly half […]

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