Opinion

Questions about costly Sopa

I watched with sadness last week Friday when I saw all the glitz and glamour at the useless SOPA, where government officials call themselves VIPs. My first question was that is it necessary to have the red carpet? Let alone all the fancy decorations, refreshments and probably fancy foods. Our government was busy splashing money…

A word of thanks to those who guide us

In some cases the leaders of trips that were cancelled took it upon themselves to arrange private trips so that guests could still experience our spectacular geology.

Deadline Dicta – Dit gaan my verstand te bowe

Ek het al ophou probeer om sin te maak uit wat in baie se koppe aangaan wanneer hulle óf as motoriste óf as voetgangers met ‘n sebrakruising of ‘n verkeerslig gekonfronteer word.

Groot ge’vriet oppie nipper

Of dit nou net die ry oor die berg Nuy toe was en of dit die afsit beach toe was – alles moes erger en meer en alles moes saam gepiekel word. So veel as moontlik word ingepak – als behalwe die kitchen sink.

Dag 18 – 15 Desember 2015 – Bloemfontein

Alhoewel die ruiters vol blydskap en verligting is dat die rit voltooi is, ervaar hul ook ‘n gevoel van hartseer en ‘n behoefte om sommer more weer op te saal en die hoefspore van ons geskiedenis se helde verder te volg.

Dag 17 – 17 Desember 2015 – Oppad na Bloemfontein

Daar is egter vanoggend groot hartseer en teleurstelling onder die ruiters. Fiona se getroue Arabiermerrie, Inka, was tot dusver die enigste perd wat elke hoefslag vanaf dag 1 vanaf die Voortrekkermonument af getrap het. Gisteraand het die perde uit die kamp gebreek en Inka het in drade beland.

Dag 16 – 13 Desember 2015 – Rusdag in Brandfort

By die Brandford konsentrasiekamp op die plaas Louvain, kom lede van ons span van aangesig tot aangesig met dit wat diep in hul psige gewortel is. Daardie roep vanuit die verlede. Die bloed wat in hul eie are vloei. Die smarte van die oorlog van skaars drie generasies tevore.

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