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24 Jul

A blessed forgotten village

In 1830 two Rhenish missionaries from Germany established a remote mission station in the heart of the rugged Cederberg on the banks of the Tra-Tra river. One of these missionaries was Johan Gottlieb Leipoldt - the grandfather of famous south afribuy viagra canadacan poet Louis Leipoldt. The mission station was named Wuppertal after the Wupper River in Germany and initially ministered mainly to the local hottentot community. In 1834 when slavery was abolished in South Africa the freed slaves had a choice between serving a four year "apprenticeship" with...

18 Apr

Sex & Slaves in the City

Yes, I know that I have been somewhat tardy about uploading regular blogs. And I have been suitably chastised by several of our regular readers. The reason for my tardiness is that I have been distracted and consumed by the (re)launch of our phenomenal Sex & Slaves in the City "tour". I hesitate to use the word "tour", because Dean and Samantha have elevated this to the status of superb street theatre. They have taken a well researched narrative about the lives of slaves at the Cape and with humour, choreography and...