Tag Archives: Red List countries

Sweet Service Award goes to City of Cape Town; Sour Service Award goes to Department of Home Affairs!


The Sweet Service Award goes to the City of Cape Town’s Electricity Department, for the repair of a street light in a dangerous corner on Victoria Road in Bakoven, less than 48 hours after I reported it to Councillor Nicola Jowell.


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Corona Virus: Lockdown Journey Journal, Day 29 of Level 1, 19 October 2020.


Monday 19 October 2020, Day 29 of Level 1, Day 207 of Lockdown. 😷

Corona Gratitude 🙏

#Grateful for another beautiful day, but cooler at 18C; for a busy writing day, writing two stories; for celebrating KitKat being with me for 6 months already, my Easter ‘present’, giving me so much love and joy, just like his ‘sister’ Minsky 😻😻; for harvesting some carrots from the garden; for a longer walk, up to Clifton 4th Beach, sadly with lots of litter alongside Glen Beach and Maidens Cove, being well rewarded by Discovery in Miles, being very close to getting back to Gold status for the third year running; for dancing to Kfm 💃;and for being happy and healthy. 🙏💙 Continue reading →

Corona Virus: Lockdown Journey Journal, Day 26 of Level 1, 16 October 2020.


Friday 16 October 2020, Day 26 of Level 1, Day 204 of Lockdown 😷

Corona Gratitude 🙏

#Grateful for a Beach of a day at 26C, and boy the beaches here have been packed today; for a relaxed peaceful day; for getting over a mental block about making a substantial payment 😱, what a relief 😊; for a walk in Camps Bay, combined with buying cat treats at Absolute Pets; for dancing to Kfm 💃; and for being happy and healthy. 🙏💙 Continue reading →

Confusing Covid and Visa regulations damage International Tourism to South Africa!


Six days after South Africa’s borders reopened for tourism, confusion reigns about various aspects of the new regulations in regard to how they apply to Leisure and Business Travellers, the insurance required in particular, whether the Covid testing applies to airline crew, and whether Visas are required for visitors to our country!  A surprise has been that the Minister of Tourism has appeared to have had no participation in the regulations regarding the reopening of International Tourism, left in the hands of the Departments of Home Affairs, Transport, and International Relations and  Cooperation! Continue reading →