Load Shedding and Rolling Blackouts South Africa

South Africa is facing critical social and environmental challenges. Corruption, unemployment, an ongoing energy crisis, a sluggish economy, violent crime, immigration, street gang violence, land expropriation, and drought, top the list. High priorities include government effectiveness, education, and energy. Surprise load shedding yesterday captured everyone’s attention, emphasizing South Africa’s growing energy crisis! Why Load Shedding…

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South Africa’s Wildflowers

Depending on unpredictable spring weather, the best time to see South Africa’s West Coast Wildflowers is from mid-August to mid-September. Viewing them on a sunny day is essential. In the past, between the weather and commitments there was always a reason to delay wildflower outings. This year it happened! Waiting until mid-September was risky but rewarding.…

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South Africa and Beyond

On July 1st I begin another travel adventure. My heart is pulling me back to Cape Town where I will spend at least three months – their winter / spring – enjoying the beautiful area. Longing to see flat-topped Table Mountain again! I discovered Cape Town in the late 1980s as one of several Bechtel…

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