Southern Africa

South African English

People are often surprised when I tell them that South Africa has 11 official languages, and that not many people have English as a mother tongue. This existence as a small language with pressure from so many others makes South… Read More ›

Loving the sea

I love the sea. I grew up on the eastern coast of Southern Africa (the Indian Ocean), one of the best surfing areas in the world. I spent so much time swimming, running along the beach, lying in the sun,… Read More ›


Did you know that there is a Museum of Menstruation? It is run by a man and is actually really interesting – educating people on things such as that most women now will have 350 periods in their lifetimes. Our female… Read More ›

Christian the Lion

The story of Christian the Lion was recorded in the book, Christian: The Lion at World’s End. Christian was a lion cub bought at Harrods, introduced to the wild in Africa and then reunited with his former owners some time… Read More ›