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October 2014

Adventure

The Cape’s magic carpet

In many classic romance films, television shows, or advertisements; there is a montage that has been played out more frequently than Elizabeth Taylor tied the knot or Hugh Hefner changed girlfriends. The scene in question usually involves a young man…

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Adventure

Fading footsteps

As thick clouds roll in over the hills of Phalaborwa, the smell of a thunderstorm’s imminent approach can be felt in the vibrations of the ground, rippling their way into the water, the trees and the air of the most…

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Wellness

Where there’s smoke…

  In the wake of Greenpeace Africa’s campaign highlighting the impacts of burning coal to produce electricity on the respiratory health of residents living in close proximity to caol fired power station, it appears as though Greenpeace are barking against…

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Wellness

A yummy way to avoid han-ger

  Bees are arguably some of nature’s most treasured small animals. Without them we would have to manually pollinate plants, enjoy less biodiversity, and of course, no honey. Manuka honey, as mentioned in this month’s wellness tips has powerful antibacterial…

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Food, Need to know

Composting solutions for food security

A couple of centuries ago Thomas Malthus argued that since population multiplies geometrically, and food production arithmetically, population will eventually outstrip the food supply. Fossil fuels and the ‘green revolution’ helped us dodge this bullet, but unless we come up…

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Food, Need to know

There’s a nuke on my stoep

For anyone who is an observer of current affairs, takes an interested in the wellbeing of South Africa or enjoys Zuma jokes, the latest stunt manoeuvred by ours truly has left many South Africans’ minds boggled and unsure whether they…

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Design & Innovations

Upping the ordinary

In 2003, a fabulous film entitled Second Hand Lions showed the story about a young boy named Walter who goes to live with his two eccentric uncles in rural Texas. In the first half of the film, one of the…

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