Comrades Marathon 2014

Comrades Marathon 2014

After the Two Oceans and continuing our theme of running, on the 1st June is the mother of all ultra marathon running in South Africa and the world, The Comrades Marathon. This is a race of some pedigree and not only is it the oldest with it having begun in 1921 but...

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Letter from East Africa

Letter from East Africa

There continues to be fallout from Ugandan President Museveni’s s decision to approve new laws in Parliament limiting the freedom of action and speech of the homosexual community in Uganda earlier this year. There has been widespread condemnation from the NGO...

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Design in Cape Town

Design in Cape Town

Or at least, in the Cape town seaside suburb of Muizenberg. Much has been made of Cape Town being the World Design Capital 2014 and the city itself topping many lists as the most desirable destination in 2014 (see previous post). What is interesting is the effect it...

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100 Years Anniversary of WW1 in Africa

100 Years Anniversary of WW1 in Africa

In 2014, most of Europe, the UK, North America and the majority of the former British colonies and territories will be commemorating the 100th anniversary of the start of the First World War. These commemorations will be times of reflection, of memory and certainly...

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Top African Destinations 2014

Top African Destinations 2014

At this time of year, we see an explosion in the press and online of the Top destinations to visit in the current year. We will not bore you with yet another list but will rather give you a compendium of the recommendations of the best travel media for destinations...

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Nelson Mandela 1918-2013

Nelson Mandela 1918-2013

“No one is born hating another person because of the color of his skin, or his background, or his religion. People must learn to hate, and if they can learn to hate, they can be taught to love, for love comes more naturally to the human heart than its opposite.”...

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Cape Town Kite Festival

Cape Town Kite Festival

At the beginning of November, Muizenberg hosted the 19th Cape Town Kite Festival; an annual jamboree which attracted crowds of over 20000. Being good and responsible corporate citizens of Muizenberg, the Uyaphi team witnessed the sublime and the strange over this 2...

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Rhino Wars

Rhino Wars

A few weeks we wrote about the scourge of rhino poaching and gave statistics as to the severity of the situation as well as proposing various alternatives to stop this bloody war. In this article we look at two different technological solutions to improve rhino...

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Amazing pictures of Elephants

Amazing pictures of Elephants

The African elephant (of the genus Loxodonta), the iconic symbol of the African plains and bushveld. A animal that is revered across the world not only for its beauty and grace but also unfortunately for its ivory. One of the easier animals to photograph due to...

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Windhoek Oktoberfest

Windhoek Oktoberfest

The main event in Munich finished earlier this month on the 5th October. The Windhoek Oktoberfest may not compete with over six million patrons and 7.5 million liters of beer drunk (enough to fill three Olympic swimming pools) but in its own way, it is flying the flag...

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