The story of Liz at Lancaster

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 Guests sometimes ask ‘Why the acorn logo?’ and ‘Why did you start a B&B?’  In 1994, when I was still teaching at Wits, (I left Wits in 2005), I went to a conference held at North Western University in Chicago. There were some 20 South Africans and we were accommodated in various B&Bs within walking […]

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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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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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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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