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What Marikana Reveals About SA

On August 16th South African police fired into a crowd of striking miners resulting in deaths of 36 mine workers, two police officers, four other unidentified persons and the injury of an additional 78 other workers and police. The event has dominated the national discourse here and thrust South Africa into international headlines. It’s almost impossible to have […]

Taxis and Trains, Trekking Around Cape Town

Betts, my Land Rover, is back in Diep River with her friends after breaking down yet again. I think she’s upset I’m headed back to The States and has decided to act out. At this point I’ve lost count of the breakdowns … there was the violent shearing off of the drive shaft in Namibia, the alternator and […]

Matroosberg

This past weekend, Drew, Polly, Anomien, and I trekked off to Matroosberg for a weekend camping trip. Matroosberg is a private reserve two hours drive from Cape Town with one of the highest peaks in the area. We loaded up the Land Rover with all our gear and provisions for the weekend and headed out on the N1. […]

The Land of ZA

As you’ve surely noticed, I’ve taken somewhat of a hiatus from blogging since the family departed roughly 2 months ago. After their departure, life pretty much returned to normal. I got back into my routine and have busily been going about life here in Cape Town. As apart of operation IRON MAN 70.3, I’ve taken […]

Wegeners in ZA (Part 2)

After Pat’s grand start to blogging the family’s visit and promises of more entries from Curtis Sr., Curtis Jr., and Grace, your stuck with me finishing the trip. Please hold back your disappointment. I’ll pick back up the story with the family loading into the Defender on Monday morning. We were leaving Cape Town behind […]

Pat’s Take One of South Africa

For those who don’t know me I am Pat Wegener, mother of all the African explorers and wife to Curtis Sr. The following entry is my first and consist of my personal account of our family trip to visit my oldest son, Glenn, in Cape Town and beyond. You can tell by the title it […]

The Wegeners in ZA

Just finished my first day back to normal after a long goodbye at the Cape Town airport last night. Surprisingly, I won’t be recapping any of their trip or the past couple weeks. Everybody volunteered to write a blog entry describing a portion of the trip in the next couple days and I’ll post those […]

Local and Lekker

Despite disappointing news on my business visa, it’s been an incredible week back in Cape Town. My friend James from our church small group phoned me on the way back from Namibia asking me if he could crash his last few nights in Cape Town in my guest room. He was staying with a family […]

Visa Woes

It’s been an interesting couple days since getting back from the great Namibian wilderness. I’ve spent most of it at the Department of Home Affairs sorting out my visa situation. I’ve been gathering documents and paperwork for my RSA business visa since arriving in South Africa. I had printed off a checklist available on the […]

The Great Namibian Adventure

It was a bit like Christmas night … I laid awake for hours in anticipation Dan and mine’s pending road trip into the great Namibian wilderness. Morning finally came and I lugged all my gear down the stairs in three quick trips to the Land Rover waiting below. After a quick cup of coffee, I headed off […]