So here is my ultimate ‘Purple Hat’

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I had a meeting to chat with the Glenda Moore the CEO of the Bryanston Organic Market about the exciting new developments with their on-line shopping portal.  While wandering around the market I came across GreenPunk’s stall. And there was the ultimate Purple Hat and memories of that fabulous tour through the different ages of […]

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Human Ancestors: Part II.

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Our human cousins Some time ago I wrote a blog which looked at how humans (the genus Homo) first evolved in Africa nearly 3 MYA [Million Years Ago] . They evolved from an earlier genus of apes called Australopithecus,  meaning ‘Southern Ape’. But it seems we should not think of this development as linear, as one […]

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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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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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