moving to the platteland

Are you Ready for the Country?

Moving to the Platteland reviewed by SA Country Life Magazine.

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Be the Change in Your Small Town

Chris Barr is one of many semigrants or incomers who have launched projects to uplift their new hometowns. Part of it seems to be because dorps operate on a smaller, more human scale.

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hantam school

Hantam School: No Child Left Behind

South Africa’s education system is broken. But in a remote area of the Northern Cape Karoo, the Hantam Community Education Trust farm school lights the way forward.

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Karoo Donkey Sanctuary, Prince Albert

A haven for neglected and abused donkeys in the heart of the Karoo region of South Africa.

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Kendrew, settlers

Kendrew’s Forgotten Past

A Karoo train siding called Kendrew, and the dark side of movie mogul Isadore William Schlesinger.

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Taking Out the Trash in 2019

Sometimes filling up two rubbish bags with someone else’s nasty trash is the most promising start to a New Year.

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Snakes and Secretarybirds

Extract from The First Safari – Searching for Francois Levaillant by Ian Glenn.

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My Oupa’s Memory Box

Pieter Schalk du Toit (1892 – 1959) was my grandfather. Born near Cradock, he became a soldier and train driver. But his memory box revealed much more.

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Namaqualand Diamond Stories

Alexander Bay in northern Namaqualand was once the coastal diamond frontier of South Africa.

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The First Karoo Tourists

Being a Karoo traveller 200 years ago was a different kettle of fish.

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