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Super -Natural

Recently I made a trip to Augrabies National park completing a shamanic dream I had had about visiting the 4 corners of South Africa. The Khoi people called it ‘Aukoerebis’, or place of Great Noise, as this powerful flow of water is unleashed from rocky surroundings characterised by the 18km abyss of the Orange River Gorge. 1,068 more words

Quantitative Easing, Grexit and the debt in the Eurozone: Of Botswana, Bushmen and Baboons

Debt and Money are volatile matters. Deal makers or deal breakers. It doesn’t matter whether it’s within families, between countries, between banks or among members of some financial union where the fracas occurs, but when money is involved, a lot hangs in the balance. 378 more words


Toxic Larvae: Arrow Poison from the Bushmen of the Kalahari

Three feet. Three feet of red sand and clay the hunter-gatherer Bushmen of the Kalahari Desert dig through to find the poison which they use to fall their prey. 1,075 more words

Featured Poison

African shoestrings – South Africa Day Fourty five – Kalahari

The Kalahari Gemsbok Park is the South African section of one of the largest protected areas in Africa. The other section being the Gemsbok National Park in Botswana together they contain two million hectares of dry semi-desert and desert land. 515 more words


The Old Race

That puzzling variant of PLK4, that increases the miscarriage rate,  is very widespread, moderately common in almost all population – but it’s rare in Bushmen (frequency of 1 in 38 among the  Ju’/hoansi) and Pygmies,  enough to you suspect that it wasn’t there at all before the Bantu recently admixed with both groups. 317 more words

Tracking with the Nharo Bushmen of Botswana

“I woke to the sound of a lion ripping the door off my lodge. ‘But wait!’, I thought,’ that can’t be right!’.  I drifted back to sleep. 1,263 more words

Indigenous People