A few weeks back, on Youth Day, Leanne wrote a very moving article. We had just attended the premiere of a documentary on the life and tragic death of Ashley Kriel in Bonteheuwel, the neighborhood where he was from.

Bonteheuwel is part of a large, marshy area of Cape Town dubbed the Cape Flats. It was created in the 1950s by the apartheid regime when it started enacting the Group Areas Act and forcefully removing peop...

School's out for the boys and preparations for the trip are in full swing. To get the boys excited about it we've been reading loads of children's stories and folk tales about the places we'll be visiting. These include a collection titled 'Tales From Near And Far' and 'Famous South African Folk Tales' among many others borrowed from Cape Town's Woodstock library, around the corner from their Nani...

Yeaaaah! The website is published, we've told our families and some friends about our plans (we lazily expect this site and social media to do the rest) and this... is our very first blog post!!!

In a little more than two months, when we eagerly take off from our Cape Town home towards Namaqualand, we will have been working on this project for about five months. The idea of a long, slow, family trip might have been fl...

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