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UOE TRIP ONE DAY 6.3 THE HISTORIAN CYRIL HROMNIK ON WHO WHERE IN SOUTH AFRICA

In what I’m saying about Africa, I want to say it in true historical terminology, because we have lots of artificial terminologies, created in recent years. The Khung are the oldest people that we know, south of the equator in Africa. It is possible that they lived all the way to Ethiopia and Sudan, but […]

UOE TRIP ONE DAY 6.1 DAWN HERDING

What happens even to very free range animals. These animals have been together all their lives in the outdoors. They have now been separated and call out to each other. They sense that it is Goodbye. The farmer discusses pasture rotation. We see hundreds of animals being sold as meat. Some of them come from […]

UOE TRIP ONE DAY 5.3.2 COLONISATION CONTINUED AND DAVID LUSCOMBE LIVESTOCK FARMING

Judy Sole asks Cyril Hromnik what is unfair about colonialism, and that land ownership shouldn’t apply to all. Cyril explains that the colonial government in South Africa didn’t want to go inland because there was nothing to gain from the inland, and rather wanted to provide supplies to ships going to Indonesia. Trek Boere existed, […]

UOE TRIP ONE DAY 5.3.1 THE COLONISATION OF AFRICA BY WHITES AND BLACKS

By the time the Portuguese came here to these parts, Zulu Land was in existence. And if you know that in 1752 there was a war between the Hottentots and the Bantu Speaking people at the Kei River, and the Hottentot people lost the war. It was lead by a Kenna Captain, who was killed, and […]

UOE TRIP ONE DAY 5.2

The University of Earth team had a long day, driving that morning early from Joubertina. The ewe pregnancy testing was closing up now. The team drifted outside. This was a work packed day on the farm. It was 4 p.m. The ewes had only just finished being tested and already they now began to pregnancy […]

UOE TRIP ONE DAY 5.1 PEACE, THE PAST AND PANIC IN THE KAROO

Day 5 of the University of Earth’s trip, and we rose early to make the long distance between Joubertina and the Murraisburg area farm. John tells us how the chickens love the home baked ground flour. Chickens are far from bird brains. They make sense of the environment at top speed and it is very difficult […]

UOE TRIP ONE DAY 4.4 THE RIVER AND THE ALIENS

Rodger introduces us to a spectacular bit of nature. He tells us about an elephant painting in a cave and goes into depth about the elephant’s foot plant. He also discusses how letting the alien Wattle trees grow in the area, brought about the return of water in the river. The trees give the otters a […]

UOE TRIP 1 DAY 4.2 BY TRUCK INTO THE COUGA VALLEY AND ROGERS FARM

The water shortage at the base dam is as a result of poor maintenance of infrastructure, poor planning. They pump a million liters of water every day for this little town. 600 000 of those liters is leaked out, every day. What we have are these old metal pipes, from donkey years back, and as you […]

UOE TRIP 1 DAY 4.1. BELFRY BREAKFAST

Twee Rivier is a small hamlet about 2 km’s out of Joubertina, which is where the team stayed the night. On the other side of the farm is an organic teaching farm called the Belfry. Here students learn how to grow and raise the food and then how to cook it so that it was […]