Zuma Speaks (and we miss it)

Today is Heritage Day, a public holiday celebrating the cultural heritage of South Africa. Similar to Labor Day and Memorial Day, Heritage Day seems to serve mostly as an excuse for a long weekend. This year the holiday coincided with the end of the ANC General...

A Thousand Hills

Joe and I have spent the last couple of days moving between Durban and an area to the north of town called the Valley of a Thousand Hills. Here are some highlights. Monday After Sunday’s adventures, I’m pleased to say that Joe collected his press credentials in time...

Bedlam at the Beach

I’m on the verandah of the Lemon Tree Bed & Breakfast in Kloof, a posh suburb of Durban. A breeze is rustling the royal palms in the garden. It’s calm and quiet. The verandah at the Lemon Tree. Yesterday was a different story. We left home at 8:00 a.m. on the...