Recommended Reading:

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Gone Fishing!



Picture courtesy of - www.northeasttaxidermy.com

I know this sounds terribly boastful, BUT when my mates in Botswana keep telling me that the Tigers are biting in the Okavango Delta, and that they’ve just caught another 5.5kg one, then I see no reason why I should stay one moment longer in this hellhole they call “Gauteng”.

I’m leaving tomorrow morning early, and will be ‘occupied’, unreachable, hard to find, in an extremely remote and exquisite place – only for one week, unfortunately!

I was hoping that Julius Malema would be able to accompany me on the trip, as I feel he owes the President of Botswana, Ian Khama, a personal apology for making those extremely thoughtless and embarrassing pronouncements about a "regime change" in that beautiful country. Obviously, I didn’t tell him that we were planning on visiting the President – I told him, “you’re cordially invited with, to come catch some tigers.” His reply: “You must think I’m stuuupieed!!!”

Oh well, I tried!

Personally, I think ol’ Malema is way too tied-up in the fashion world lately, and is too afraid to get his hands wet… blerrie poefter!

Details about the previous trip to Botswana, earlier this year, was posted here
Have a pleasant and safe week!

Latest 5 Featured Posts:

Operation Vula, its Secret Safari, and Zuma’s band of comrades - Dec. 2013
During 1986 the ANC launched an underground operation called Operation Vula. A lesser-known fact is that it continued to operate after Nelson Mandela's release in February 1990, and for three years after his speech in August 1990 when he reiterated the total commitment of the ANC, Umkhonto we Sizwe and the SACP to the Groote Schuur Minute.

Heritage Day Photographs (Voortrekker Monument) - Sept. 2013
This posting includes a few photographs taken on Heritage Day 2013. The posting introduces an unusual but beautiful new structure called QUO VADIS? (with the question mark) which I’m sure many readers have never heard of.

The Yellow-Bucket Marula Tree: A Mystery Solved! - Oct. 2013
I came across a rather strange phenomenon one day while travelling along the R561 route between Tolwe and Baltimore in the Limpopo province of South Africa. A small yellow bucket was attached high-up in a branch of a Marula tree, hence the name of this posting. It’s a real funny story which I’m sure most readers will enjoy - as much as I enjoyed compiling the article  - (with illustrations).

Pretoria’s Monument for Victims of Terrorism - July 2013
Many people (including myself) had almost forgotten about a noteworthy monument in Pretoria that stood at the entrance of the old Munitoria building on the corner of Van der Walt and Vermeulen Streets (now renamed Lilian Ngoyi and Madiba Streets). When the Munitoria building was demolished on 7 July 2013 nobody could tell me whether the monument was still standing or not, so I decided to go look for myself.

Remembering The Battle of Delville Wood - July 2013
14 July marks a day when the South African 1st Infantry Brigade got engaged in the 1916 (WW1) Battle of the Somme, in France. The battle was one of the largest of World War I, in which more than a million men were wounded or killed, making it one of humanity's bloodiest battles. One specific encounter during this battle, known as The Battle of Delville Wood, is of particular importance to South Africa. The posting includes a comprehensive article (with pictures) compiled and written by Petros Kondos.


Blog Feeds - Sister Blogs:

African Countries (Alphabetical list):
(The links will redirect to the Amazon.com page dealing with the specific country.)




JKLS AFRICA



Browse Books By Category