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Archive of entries posted on October 2011

Ronald West’s Artwork Is All Vibrant Colours And Love Of Life

Ronald West paints Italy, the Italian and French way of life, food, wine, street and café scenes, vibrant colours, tango and lambada, bicycles and old cars.

Gold In South Africa And The Ancient Indian Connection

Like most South Africans I learnt that the history of gold in Southern Africa started with the arrival of European explorers. The truth may be very different.

Water Sky and Another Beautiful Sunset On The Bot River Estuary

This photograph was taken at 7.06pm just after sunset. I’m standing on the edge of the eastern bank of the Bot River Estuary. It’s warm and breathless and the fish are jumping in the shallows. Apart from the faint roar of the sea in my ears and the tinkle of water lapping at my feet, […]

South African Mountain Biker Gets Taken Out By Red Hartebeest Antelope

Mountain Biker Evan van der Spuy of Team Jeep South Africa was riding in second place a red hartebeest antelope suddenly charged and hurled itself into him

Area With Most Species Per Square Kilometre The Bot River Estuary

The Bot River Estuary lies on the eastern boundary of the Kogelberg Biosphere Reserve, on the southern tip of Africa. It’s an area with by far the greatest biodiversity in the world. This special place supports 1880 species in an area of roughly 100,000 hectares (156 square miles). By comparison the South American rainforest, the […]

Steve Jobs (1955 – 2011)

Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma – which is living with the results of other people’s thinking

Hermanus Two Oceans Whale Festival Line Dancers Strut Their Stuff

In this short video clip the dancers, from Rythm-in-Line based in Hermanus, are strutting their stuff at the Two Oceans Hermanus Whale Festival 2011