The Christian Eedes Cab Report

What do you do when you have an expensive wine habit but not the bank account to support it? One thing is you could make friends with Christian Eedes, editor of the Cape Town based, Or you could make friends with the digimag and, instead of spending a few hundred rands on a bottle [...]

June 18th, 2015|

Birding Trivia – Fliers Small and Large

“We saw this tiny bird, about as big as my thumb, what could it have been?” someone asked me recently. That’s the kind of thing that happens when you have been dubbed “the walking encyclopedia”. Of course that would have depended on various things like its bill, where it was seen, what it was doing [...]

March 20th, 2015|

The Great African Diaspora

Give me your tired, your poor, Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free … Much like America in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, South Africa today is the recipient of a great wave of humanity from much of the rest of the continent. In Johannesburg or Cape Town there are car guards, waiters [...]

March 16th, 2015|