Never travel without a book. Fair enough. So it was forgetting to pack a novel that led me to buying Ernest Hemingway’s A Moveable Feast at the airport bookshop before boarding a flight upcountry.
With his love of hunting, game fishing, bull fighting, being wounded in World War I and on the front lines of both the Spanish civil war and World War II as a journalist, as well as having four wives, Hemingway has become synonymous with masculinity, often deemed to be toxic, to the point of being a parody.… Read more
Dry January. It’s a thing. Every January thousands around the globe abstain from alcohol for an entire month. I can’t say I’ve ever tried it myself. You see, my birthday is in January, and what good is a birthday if you can’t toast with some champagne?… Read more
Fiona Ramsay and Graham Hopkins are a racy duo. Phenomenal. Hitting 90 miles an hour around the turns in their repartee. The comebacks and self deprecations fast and furious, going off at tangents and on a camber in transparent bids to avoid the crash of self realisation.… Read more
The City has been proactive about closing beaches following reported sewage spills, but nothing done at other beaches where tests show water is highly polluted
Activists concerned City’s routine coastal water quality testing is little more than a tick-box exercise
Water quality test results from December show numerous beaches were too polluted for safe swimming, but nothing was done by the City despite other beaches having being closed during the holiday season following reported sewage spills.… Read more
The neglected, derelict Strandfontein Pavilion has been earmarked to become a new mixed use development node featuring almost 1,200 residential units with retail and ecologically sensitive recreational facilities to banish the resort’s apartheid origins.
Currently isolated from Strandfontein’s urban edge, it is hoped the development will spur further private investment in the surrounding area, upgrading the under-used False Bay coastline between Muizenberg and Strand.… Read more