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Hope Springs eternal

Hope Springs eternal

Traditionally in the Southern Hemisphere, Spring began on 1 September. Thirty years ago farmers in the KZN Midlands were planting maize by mid-September after the first rains. Climate change has seen the seasons retarded by 4-6 weeks, and indeed the Midlands is...
139th Anniversary of Isandlwana and Rorke’s Drift

139th Anniversary of Isandlwana and Rorke’s Drift

Today marks the 139th anniversary of Isandlwana and Rorke’s Drift, both iconic for completely different reasons. It seems a shame that this anniversary finds Rorke’s Drift completely closed down on account of violent protests and road closures. Locals are...