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Tag Archives: Gauteng

The Gautrain, reason to feel proudly South African

Some days being South African feels bleak, crime is an ugly reality, urban decay and litter befoul potential beauty.  The fuel price is rampant and here in Gauteng we have the dastard e-tolls just for an extra dollop of misery.   Viewing images of Jacob Zuma is like waking the day after a car prang, bile rises on the realisation ... Read More »

Ezemvelo Nature Reserve East of Pretoria

Cliff has wanted to re-visit Ezemvelo Nature Reserve near Bronkhorstspruit in Gauteng.  Last weekend we found the time to get there.  It was a very long drive from home in Boksburg particularly avoiding e-tolls.  There was a 30 min stop/go near Bronkhorstspruit which was rather annoying for a 4.7km stretch of road works.  The last 20 km leading to Ezemvelo ... Read More »

South African’s untited by SANRAL a common enemy

The e-tolls saga in Gauteng is depressing and frustrating in so many ways for so many reasons.  The implementation of this system has raised blood pressures across the board.  Yet this situation has left me with a ‘feel good’ sensation.  It seems that not only sporting euphoria can draw us together, this time a common cause has united us. For ... Read More »

A recce to check out Rondebult Bird Sanctuary

After spending Sunday pottering around the house we decided that a quick cure for cabin fever was necessary.  In all my years living in Boksburg I have never been to Rondebult Bird Sanctuary which is pretty much on our doorstep.  We wanted to have a quick look around to see if it would be a good spot for a picnic ... Read More »

It is not illegal not to have an e-tag

With Jacob Zuma signing the e-toll bill last week, many are now under the impression that it is now law to get an e-tag for the Gauteng roads affected by the tolls. Added to this comment from both SANRAL and government has recently been along the lines that citizens will buy into the toll road project because South Africans are ... Read More »

Katlehong vs my comfort zone

Last week I attended a writers workshop in Katlehong. Before departing suburbia I felt a little fearful. A week later I remain unable to pinpoint the root of my sense of apprehension. On hearing of my planned outing a few people advised along the lines of “Don’t go into the township alone”. Not going was not an option as I ... Read More »