Moving to the Platteland – Life in Small Town South Africa
Many urban South Africans are opting for a quieter, more creative life in the countryside
In Moving to the Platteland, authors Julienne du Toit and Chris Marais take you step-by-step through the long process of ‘semigration’. By recounting the stories of hundreds of platteland pioneers, this book helps you to:
- Find your ideal dorp;
- Discover your creative sweet spot;
- Set up a business;
- Become a tourism player;
- Work around tricky municipal issues;
- Live lean and go offgrid;
- Choose the right school;
- Restore your country home;
- Be a force for positive change in your new neighbourhood.
Moving to the Platteland will be available from this site in July 2018, in Print and E-book formats. To book your author-signed first edition of the print version, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Welcome to big skies, friendly faces, fresh air and no rush hour.
This article from our archives was written after one of Shell’s first public participation meetings in the Karoo. It makes for fascinating background reading.
Song for the Karoo – Helen Lockhart
Daar’s ‘n inskripsie op ‘n rots bo-op Oukop, ‘n heuwel wat waghou oor Cradock, wat lees: “what availe it a man that he gain the whole world, but lose his own soul.”
Harry Potter lies buried in a graveyard in Cradock.
Outside, a lowering pewter sky. Inside the kitchen, it is time to make soup, and I am instructing Chris in the art of it.