Tag: Patensie

  • This is Criminal Incompetence, Pravin Gordhan: do something!

      There are hundreds of millions of Rands of foreign donor funding in these projects.  It should be an embarrassment to every South African. Dear Pravin Gordhan, please prohibit all Eastern Cape local government institutions from receiving any further foreign donor funding before they give the whole of South Africa a bad name.  They are […]

  • An unforgettable weekend at The Milkhouse, Hankey

      Stepping out of the car in pouring rain, on a rather delapidated-looking farm, looking for the Milkhouse Farmstyle Bar, I wondered what I was letting myself in for.  I opened the door in what appeared to be a renovated part of the rambling complex and walked into the room rather tentatively… and what I…

  • “The most favourable part of the Union”

    [mappress mapid=”2″ alignment=”right”] It was in 1910 that the Cape Director of Irrigation, FE Kanthack, visited the valley and called it “the most favourable part of the Union.”  The Gamtoos Valley is known for its rich, fertile soils, its fresh water and its agricultural bounty.  It is a conservative farming area — agritourism hasn’t moved…