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Treasonous, dangerous and…..democracy?

I have often defended the ANC, or at least tried to understand where they are coming from, but this latest stunt has got me a little wound up….. Last week an almighty row flared up in South Africa between the … Continue reading

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Reflections of an overland trucker

Guest blog by Dan Gilby Spend any time travelling in Africa and the chances are you will see a large overland truck transporting tourists across the continent. In fact, if you’re travelling in Africa you may well be on one … Continue reading

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And so it begins…

For those of you back at home in the UK the opening today of the African National Congress (ANC) Conference in Mangaung won’t have registered, but here in South Africa the build up to this conference has been a consistent … Continue reading

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Benefits and stigma in Britain today – a new report!

So this summer I was lucky enough to work on a project looking at benefit stigma in Britain and the final report of this is out today – cue much excitement from my little house in Cape Town 🙂 Whilst … Continue reading

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Is South Africa…….Africa?

Ok, so this might sound like a stupid question but since I arrived here I have been surprised by the number of people (generally expats) who have made the comment, ‘well South Africa isn’t really Africa, is it’. [1] To … Continue reading

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Wamkelekile

Hi everyone, So I have been meaning to set this up since I arrived in South Africa six weeks ago but in true ‘African’ time it is running a little late….. I would love to say that this is due … Continue reading

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