Category Archives: South Africa

South Africa Diaries – Chapter 8

Central Cape Town from Lions Head
Central Cape Town from Lions Head (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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A Landsat image of Cape Town overlaid on SRTM ...
A Landsat image of Cape Town overlaid on SRTM elevation data. Elevation is exaggerated by a factor of two. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

April’s column – Chapter 8 of my South Africa Diaries is entitled ‘Back for Good’ and chronicles my return to Cape Town in 1995 and the real beginning of a permanent life in South Africa until 2011.

 

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South Africa Diaries – Chapter 7

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January’s column – Chapter 7 of my South Africa Diaries is entitled ‘Tina Turner!’ and chronicles a speculative venture into music promotion in early post-apartheid South Africa.

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South Africa Diaries – Chapter 6

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December’s column – Chapter 6 of my South Africa Diaries is entitled ‘Mission Two’ and chronicles my first experience of living and working in Johannesburg in 1991.

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South Africa Diaries – Chapter 5

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November’s column – Chapter 5 of my South Africa Diaries is entitled ‘Langebaan here we come’ and chronicles the second part of my experiences on the West Coast cruise 1990.

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South Africa Diaries

It seems that a lot of readers are not aware (probably because I haven’t publicised it very well!) that I write a monthly column in Expat Focus entitled South Africa Diaries.

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The Diaries trace my 20 year journey starting in 1990, when I first started taking three month trips to Durban to assist a friend with scratch card lotteries in the Transkei and Johannesburg, right through until I left Cape Town for Thailand in 2011.

Unfortunately I cannot reblog the posts but you can read them by going to the ‘Read my columns’ page ‘Expat Focus’ at the top of this blog.