Africa After All 5. Hats Off

I want to end this series of Africa Lite and yet Africa After All posts on a positive note. Despite all the inequality, despite all the problems, crime and other negative associations with Africa and in this particular set of posts, the country of South Africa, on many a street corner you will find somebody who … Continue reading Africa After All 5. Hats Off

Africa After All 4. Getting a Bum Deal

Sometimes in Africa, you will find that things are done a little differently… My parents were visiting us in Jo’burg and detoured North to join an old family friend on a trip to Kruger and surrounds for a few days. One of their outings was to Africa Silks, a weavery and showroom with high quality, locally … Continue reading Africa After All 4. Getting a Bum Deal

Africa After All 3. Hands Free

In urban areas of Johannesburg, pushchairs (strollers or buggies) are often impractical.  They probably would not be welcome on precarious mini-bus taxi rides, neither are they suited to some of the non-existent pavements or uneven roadside verges.  I also imagine that for many, the cost of pushchairs is prohibitive (if you had to choose between buying a pushchair … Continue reading Africa After All 3. Hands Free