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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 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 […]