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Ecology and the environment

I was thinking a little more about the Ecomodernist manifesto and I realised that one problem I have is that I’m simply a physicist. I don’t really understand ecology, or how we can look after the environment while also having continued economic growth and while continuing to improve the standard of living of people on the planet. 767 more words

Climate Change

A Room with a View

After two more days on the beach in Muizenberg, we ventured into central Cape Town for a two and a half-week home stay in in Bo Kaap, a historic neighborhood known for its brightly-painted houses and tight-knit Muslim community. 427 more words

Study Abroad

GOODBYE AFRICA!

I’ve had the incredible opportunity this past week to volunteer at and attend Hillsong Colour Conference in Cape Town! On Tuesday we had volunteer orientation// training, then on Wednesday and Thursday I attended the conference. 65 more words

Africa

Day 50

South Africans have the patience of saints. I am currently sitting through the 4th evening of darkness in 6 days due to load shedding, and there have been exactly zero riots over it. 135 more words

Mind the gap.

Its been a while since I was last on here, not because I don’t have much to say but I just don’t know where to start – have been wandering around a bit during the interval and will get into tapping away at the keyboard when things slow down a little. 81 more words

Township Tourism: Welcome to the New South Africa

In the new South Africa, the poor and the oppressed have been turned into a tourist attraction.

The townships on the flatlands outside Cape Town once were a symbol of the worst excesses of apartheid, the white supremacist South African government’s attempt to permanently separate the races by evicting thousands from urban centers and forcing them into squalid settlements. 1,161 more words

Early Birds

In their black and white
Jackets the early birds smartly
Go on their way attending
To all that needs to be
Done in the new day… 15 more words

Poetry