While the world goes crazy about the wedding of someone they’ve never met and who – unless you’re a Brit – isn’t even a member of a family that has the slightest significance for your own country, we South Africans have more important things to think about.
The sign brags of “Koffie, koek, kooi & kos” and succulents are sprouting from a few broken old walking boots along the pathway near the entrance. It’s a winning combination that has us intrigued.
In my last post, I mentioned some of the reasons why South Africans are up in arms about plans to drill for natural gas in the Karoo, ecologically sensitive home of exclusive succulents, San rock art and fascinating spaces. But what about the counter-arguments, and do they carry any weight?
Many South Africans are hot under the collar about Shell’s plans to drill for gas in the ecologically sensitive Karoo.
We’re hot and we’re tired and we’re hungry. We just want somewhere to eat and to sleep, and outside Colesberg in the Karoo we’ve struck gold.
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