The Boer Rebellion that Failed.

Posted Posted in Politics and History, zz_Archive2015

 by Martin Redfern Twelve years after the Treaty of Vereeniging ended, the Anglo-Boer War in 1902, a second state of war raised its head in South Africa; this time, a rebellion which could easily have descended into Civil War, but didn’t. The four youngest and most competent Boer War Generals, now had different mindsets and […]

Nigel Lamb; World Champion Flyer

Posted Posted in Sport, zz_Archive2015

by Hannes Wessels This year saw Nigel Lamb become the Red Bull Air Race World Champion. He has been a professional display pilot for 34 years and flown over 1,800 public displays in over 32 countries worldwide. He is the only pilot to have won the British National Unlimited Aerobatic Championship 8 times consecutively, was […]

Sorry no credit for Zambians!

Posted Posted in Humour, Lifestyle, zz_Archive2015

by Jake Da Motta   “I’m afraid that Visa have requested authorization for this transaction Sir, I’ll have to call them and get a code” said the floor manager at the Co-op in Bakewell, Derbyshire. “No problem” I smiled back at him, explaining “I live in Central Africa and every time I come back to […]

It’s time for Kenya to put aside dreams of singing wells and dancing bulls

Posted Posted in Lifestyle, zz_Archive2015

  by Aidan Hartley Good morning, sir!’ The warrior strides up to me on the high plains and shakes my hand. ‘May I traverse your farm? I thought it impolite not to ask.’ I am astonished at his excellent English accent. This is a youth in full Samburu kit: red ochre paint, a snood from […]

White Hunters. The Golden Age of African Safaris

Posted Posted in Reviews, zz_Archive2015

by Hannes Wessels   “The number of wild animals on Earth has halved in the past 40 years, according to a new analysis. Creatures across land, rivers and the seas are being decimated as humans kill them for food in unsustainable numbers, while polluting or destroying their habitats, the research by scientists at WWF and […]

Custodian of a Grave

Posted Posted in Wildlife, zz_Archive2015

    by Hannes Wessels It all began over twenty years earlier by virtue of an unlikely providence. A young Garth Thompson, eighth generation white-African; like many of his contemporaries in what was then Rhodesia he left school and promptly found himself flung into a furious war which turned boys into hard men in a […]

‘The Economist’: Twisters of the Truth

Posted Posted in Politics and History, zz_Archive2015

 by Hannes Wessels   It’s getting harder and harder to find a news publication to believe in. It was with some dismay that I noted the ‘Economist’ trumpeting the accession to power of Barack Obama insisting only he was the man with the tools to mend America’s broken economy. John McCain, we were told was […]