African Dichotomy

Yesterday, Andrew Barton invited me to breakfast at Intle Game Lodge, some 50km west of Port Elizabeth.

There tag line is “Let’s spend holidays together.”

Sitting on the deck overlooking the Indian Ocean and the Gamtoos River, certainly felt like being on holiday.

It was the best of Africa.

Last nite, I watched Carte Blanche on DSTV – a documentary on the education ( rather the non-education) of disabled African children. I was saddened and ashamed.

It was the worst of Africa.

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Some Grey Things need to be put in Black and White

Yesterday, I took a walk around the Grey campus.

I ended up in the office of the new Rector, Chris Erasmus, and I had a good cuppa. Queen Victoria said “As long as there’s tea, there’s hope!”

Rector Erasmus is the fourth person to occupy the Rector’s office since my arrival at The Grey in Port Elizabeth – Dieter Pakendorf, Roy Simpson, Neil Crawford and now Mr Erasmus.

We had a good hour-long chat – bits and pieces and bits and bytes – everything from computers in the first Grey computer laboratory I installed to now being handicapped in my access to a wheelchair unfriendly school.

I’ll walk some more and we’ll talk some more – later …