Saluting our President

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On Thursday 23rd April (4 weeks after Lockdown), President Ramaphosa addressed the nation to announce a phased relaxation of lockdown measures in South Africa.   Nobody could give a more cogent response than Herman Le Roux  in his Facebook post which has been dubbed “Saluting Our President“. I have copied it verbatim here:  I just listened […]

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Some global info on Covid19

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The post below however, is a bit of a cheat as it simply takes (word for word) a communication from Andrew Delmont, a financial Planner at Toro Financial Planners. And yes, I have his permission to use it – as my son, what else could he say to his mother but “Of course”!   I hope […]

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An idiots’ guide to the origins of humankind: part 1

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Human ancestory: fraught with complexity Africa and South Africa in particular, have been the site and source of many ground-breaking finds of our human ancestory.  The world of paleontology is fiercely competitive with specialists arguing about classifications – where are humankind’s roots? Hominin or hominid? the transition from ape to man; dating; new species, etc. […]

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Amidst ‘a market a day’ what makes Jozi’s Bryanston Organic and Natural Market stand out?

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Jozi’s  first open-air food and craft market It’s been going over 40 years; it’s an institution in its own right’; it has a very particular ethos; and now it’s developing in a really exciting direction. You can mention the Bryanston Market; the Organic Market; the Waldorf Market or the Village market and many will immediately […]

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South Africa’s “little Big Bang”

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Science and Cocktails, Orbit, Braamfontein 31st July I am a complete dilettante: I know precious little about a lot of things.  Call it a grasshopper mind – buzzing from one topic to another.  But at least I fall into the category of ‘knowing what I don’t know’ (rather than ‘not knowing what I don’t know’, […]

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