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Geographies of spaces and of our minds

This morning I am musing over photos on my smartphone. I am struck by the contrasting worlds the photos show. The first batch is of five year old smiles, curly hair, colourful dresses, and baggy shorts. Photos show the children singing along with their teacher: all are showing promise in......read more

Opposition and Alignment: Imagining Pietermaritzburg 2020

My granddad was an avid listener to parliamentary debates in Cape Town in an era long gone. He actually had a number of lunches with Sir De Villiers Graaf, leader of the United Party after General Smuts, often and after listening heckling from the gallery. De Villiers led the opposition......read more