If it were the 1st of April one may have thought that it was an April Fool’s joke when it was reported that Ryanair is only allowing South Africans holding a South African passport to fly on their airline if the passengers achieve a 100% correct pass rate on 15 questions set in Afrikaans, and to be answered in Afrikaans!
Ryanair has confirmed that the test is not a hoax, the airline experiencing a high percentage of fake South African passports used by its passengers. The test is only available in Afrikaans, even if one is not an Afrikaans-speaking citizen of our country! Afrikaans is third in number of persons speaking Continue reading →
Monday 22 March 2021, Human Rights Day 2, Day 22 of Level 1, Day 362 of Lockdown 😷
Corona Gratitude 🙏
#Grateful for a lovely hot day at 26C without any wind, the beginning of a week of summer catch-up; for a writing morning; for Banele coming to work, sending him off in sign language to Clifton and back; for the two of us tackling Bakoven, always having litter problems, followed by the Tidal Pool, far less busy than I expected, given the warm day and public holiday; for a lovely sun snooze on the terrace; and for being happy and healthy 🙏💙 Continue reading →
A video of a CNN news broadcast did the rounds in our country last week, a small ray of light in a negative association with ‘South Africa’.
The South African Corona Virus mutation has created very poor PR for our country, as it is one of the mutations that spreads faster, and has created a travel ban from our country to a host of other countries around the world. Continue reading →
CNN describes Cape Town as one of the world’s most beautiful cities, its ocean and mountain views being what makes it particularly special. It writes that the city experiences four seasons in a day, and that allows its locals and visitors to experience a variety of things to do. Despite the water shortage, it is ‘still one of the planet’s most extraordinary destinations’. Continue reading →