Posts Tagged ‘South Africa’ (8)

Orange River, South Africa

Friday, April 26th, 2013

Orange River Campsite

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Parachuting over Table Mountain

Friday, February 22nd, 2013

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Overland Trucking: Rules of the Road *Videos*

Monday, November 28th, 2011

I’m just off my fabulous Acacia Africa 19-day Desert Tracker tour. So now I’m immensely qualified to give advice on how to most enjoy your upcoming overland truck tour.

Here’s the skinny on how to thrive on big tires:


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South Africa’s Townships Today *Video*

Saturday, November 19th, 2011

I’ve been to Cape Town before – exactly 10 years ago. In 2001, South Africa’s apartheid government had been gone less than 10 years, and I took the opportunity to visit Robben Island, the District Six Museum, and Langa Township. 

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MESSAGE KwaZulu-Natal *Video*

Thursday, October 27th, 2011

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Zulu is the most widely spoken language in South Africa, so I thought I’d pass along a few useful phrases:

  • Hello – Sawubonahle
  • Goodbye – Sala kahle
  • The sun is hot – llanga liyashisa
  • Thank you – Ngiyabonga / Siyabonga

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SlutWalking in South Africa

Thursday, October 20th, 2011

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South African is a crime-ridden society. The murder rate in the country is 52 per 100,000 – that’s 8 times higher than in the United States. And the country leads the world in rape against women.

  • 1,300 women are raped

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MESSAGE Cape Town *Video*

Thursday, September 22nd, 2011

Mizoli's Mural

This is my second visit to Cape Town. It’s a physically beautiful place and a city rich in multitudes of cultures: from the current townships to the historic Cape Malay communities to the affluent sea-side residents. In short, there’s a …

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Africa’s Curse: HIV/ AIDS

Monday, September 12th, 2011

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Last month I was in Ethiopia and South Africa, and this month I’m visiting Botswana and Zambia—4 of the 5 countries hardest hit by the global HIV / AIDS epidemic.

Here’s just a few of these countries’ startling statistics:

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