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A visit to Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre

These days you hear of so many conservation centres, wildlife rehabilitation centres, reserves and parks, which surely is a good thing, however, every now and again one such place makes its way into the media about being far less ethical than originally thought. Now there comes the problem of differentiating between the ethically practising operations and the un-ethical ones, or worse yet the primary focused money-making ones.

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Graskop Pancakes

Said goodbye to Limpopo and hello to Mpumalanga. As soon as we reached our first town, Graskop, we were bombarded left right and centre with pancake shops, cafés and restaurants. Not knowing that Graskop was famous for pancakes, we were quite intrigued and beginning to get slightly hungry at the thought. It turns out that during the mining era, the miners would form queues right around the block to a local lady’s house where she would prepare fresh pancakes for them during shifts. She became so popular that other pancake houses began to open – the most famous of these being Harrie’s –still open today.

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RETHINK: What must happen before Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

The world in a take-away coffee cup

(Written in 2013 before the movement started taking shape)

Have you ever wondered what the ecological and anthropological costs are of our consumer decisions? Can a simple quick consumer decision shape our future? For example, do you know what the hidden financial and health costs are of all those take-away cups that deliver your morning caffeine fix? Put another way, did you realize that the world’s largest coffee chain served 2.3 billion cups of coffee in take-away cups last year, a number that keeps growing annually?

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