Karoo Blog

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

Ben Dekker – A South African Legend

Friendly encounters with South Africa’s own Robinson Crusoe, Ben Dekker.

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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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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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Karoo 2015 – The Year in Pictures

The Karoo Space Annual Review – 12 illustrated adventures.

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When Frack Meetings Go Pear-Shaped

An expert team recently visited the Karoo to inform and seek input around shale gas and fracking. But why did things go awry at two of the towns?

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Riding with The Journey Man

Chris Marais has just launched The Journey Man, his book of reporter’s stories. His wife, fellow writer Julienne, says he was once a very, very naughty boy – but he’s all better now.

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