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Rolbos · 5M ago

When people ask the wrong questions.

“I have a problem with strange diagnoses.” Gertruida wrinkles her nose – she hates anything she doesn’t understand. ‘Especially when they get bandied around without any substantive proof.” “...
Rolbos · 7M ago

The Gupta Colony and Zille’s Tweets

“I can’t see why everybody is up in arms about Zille’s tweets. Sure, colonialism wasn’t good – but she acknowledges that. All she’s saying is, we’re throwing out the baby with the bathwater....
Rolbos · 7M ago

Coulrophobia is alive and well..

“I think it started with The Joker in the Batman movies. That guy was as evil as they come, and boy, was I scared of him! Although…,” Servaas smiles wickedly, “I sort of admired his stupidit...
Rolbos · 8M ago

Gertruida’s Fish-in-a-Bottle Analogy

“You see, in the beginning everything is small  – but that tends to change as time goes on.” Gertruida smiles at her little audience in Boggel’s Place. After their protest march on Friday, t...
Rolbos · 8M ago

The Pig, the Hogs and the Rest.

The three little pigs grew up but they never forgot the fear and the hatred of their youth. Although the big bad wolf no longer blew houses down or threatened to eat them, the three of them ...
Rolbos · 8M ago

Photo Challenge: Dense

I am a child of the veld I’ve known frequent droughts and the rare floods of the Kalahari My enemies surround me on all sides And vultures circle overhead. But I prefer Life – my Life To the...
Rolbos · 8M ago

Rasputin Syndrome in South Africa?

“Now, Rasputin – as you may know – was a rather enigmatic figure about whom there is still a lot of uncertainty. He was never a monk and had no religious training, but he became known as a m...
Rolbos · 9M ago

Photo Challenge: The Road Taken..

...less travelled, please! Remote. Isolated. Away… And oh! What beauty and serenity awaits once the sham of civilisation is left behind.Once the call of The Great Silence manages to entice y...
Rolbos · 9M ago

Following Ariadne’s Thread

“People still argue about her, you know? Was she a goddess? Was she immortal? Or was she, like you and me, simply human? Or…most disappointing of all – is she only a myth, after all?” Gertru...
Rolbos · 9M ago

A Good Match – Against the Odds

It’s rare to find graphic contributions that fit two different photo challenges. But a recent encounter proved that it is possible. This is about a friendly and safe environment, a great cou...