Karoo Blog

Days in the lives of two photojournalists living in and travelling around the Karoo.
Karoo Boerseep

The Alchemy of Karoo Boerseep

Nothing removes organic stains as well as boerseep. And as we found out in Murraysburg, this traditional laundry soap is still made the same old way.

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Karoo, Tequila, Agave, Graaff-Reinet

The Legend of Karoo Tequila

Remember the heady days of Karoo Tequila? That Agave stuff with a kick like a Mexican mule? This is its pickled history.

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the journey man

Journey Man Extracts – Freelance Week Follies

Freelance journalism is not for sissies – as Chris Marais finds out on the road in The Journey Man.

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Silver Creek and Journey Man Join Forces!

Recently discovered Silver Creek Mountain Band 1977 Bootleg tape on sale with The Journey Man – A South African Reporter’s Stories.

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South Africans Around The World

South Africans abroad stay in touch with Karoo Space.

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The Great Karoo Book Safari

Looking for a Karoo book? Here’s where to go…

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karoo town 2

The Royal Karoo

A lovely doggerel dedicated to the British Royals after whom many Karoo towns are named.

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Karoo Shale Gas and Cradock’s Spirit

At a Shale Gas Imbizo in Cradock on 21 January 2016, the community showed Government the strength of its activist legacy.

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Rain

Have You Ever Seen The Rain?

Desert people see rain and water differently to the way city people see them. Is that why frackers are making so little headway in the Karoo?

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williston

Karoo 2015 – The Year in Pictures

The Karoo Space Annual Review – 12 illustrated adventures.

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