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I Can Hear It Coming

Thu, 15 May 2014 | By roryontherun | Views [42] | Comments [1] | Scholarship Entry

I hear Soweto before I see it. The song of the township comes tumbling into the bulging minibus as I throw open the window, trying to escape the clammy crush of my fellow passengers. With eyes closed, one hand trailing the dusty afternoon air, I soak ... Read more >

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Photos: My second home

Thu, 15 May 2014 | By chiarapizzi | Photo Gallery

Some pictures of my wonderful experience in one of the most naturally and culturally overwhelming places on earth : South Africa
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The chronicle of (re)discovery

Thu, 15 May 2014 | By mizo | Views [31] | Scholarship Entry

I open my eyes. Cars are hurtling by my window with their headlights piercing the night. The stench of sweat, from long working hours, hangs in the air. I sit up and try to adjust myself even though I’m squashed into the side of the minibus taxi. The ... Read more >

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BEHIND YELLOW EYES

Thu, 15 May 2014 | By throughthelookingglass | Views [111] | Comments [1] | Scholarship Entry

I've seen lions many times. In many zoos I'm not all that proud to have visited, in countless pictures and documentaries. But when I saw him in that dry riverbed, at sunset in the Kruger Park, it was as if I had never seen one before. Our driver had turned ... Read more >

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A small tree can have deep roots.

Thu, 15 May 2014 | By rooted-stories | Views [287] | Scholarship Entry

Upon moving to Woodstock, I was made aware of the various quirks that I would encounter; many of which were negative, such as the bergies frequenting your front door with large thuds followed by a bellowing call, stealing of all branded symbols on your ... Read more >

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Sprawling With The Sun

Thu, 15 May 2014 | By lavnandlall | Views [42] | Scholarship Entry

I’m writing this while sitting on the back of a closed white bakkie . As I peer outside, I notice the cliff-hugging route that curves for kilometres ahead. After some raucous bumps, the bakkie takes a sharp left turn and the jarring gravel merges to leathery ... Read more >

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Soul Simplicity ; Sole Simplicity

Thu, 15 May 2014 | By lemuelgulliver | Views [27] | Scholarship Entry

Whether the misguided, childhood thoughts we had about the world were the impact of the malignant words of a non-ambitious parent who saw a sky without the stars or from the seemingly profound words of an ignorant news-reporter, we seem to internalize ... Read more >

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Amazingly Complicated

Thu, 15 May 2014 | By natania | Views [54] | Scholarship Entry

Lost, or rather stuck I should say, we found ourselves in the middle of the life size 3D crated maze at the Plettenberg Bay Puzzle Park in South Africa – Sweaty, exhausted and both too proud to admit defeat. This was the fourth day of our honeymoon ... Read more >

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Beyond the ivory fern

Thu, 15 May 2014 | By chiarapizzi | Views [31] | Scholarship Entry

We drove for about 40 minutes out of the white concrete terraced houses of Edgemead, a Northern suburb of CapeTown. The left of my car window was replaced by the sight of the Table Mountain majestically surveilling the city from afar. Suddenly, a metallic ... Read more >

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Philippi's Afikile

Thu, 15 May 2014 | By grandeciel | Views [33] | Scholarship Entry

The exhaust of township taxis scuttling towards the highway like cockroaches intermingles with the smoke of roadside kitchens clustered along the way, and Table Mountain peers down over this January summer haze. There are cows standing, twitching, in ... Read more >

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World Views in Bass Beats

Thu, 15 May 2014 | By strandlooper | Views [18] | Scholarship Entry

The old Volkswagen Polo is chugging up the steep incline, dragging its bent and buckled chassis around the sharp and narrow bends. It’s still dark, but the first signs of light are creeping slowly over the horizon; clinging to the edge of the earth. It ... Read more >

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Bundu bashing in the bushveld

Thu, 15 May 2014 | By jillianpenaluna | Views [32] | Scholarship Entry

My father always said that the best place to learn how to drive was in the African bush. The peaceful disposition of the bush is far more conducive to mastering the intricate business of clutch control than the bustling metropolis of Johannesburg. Learning ... Read more >

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The first time I saw the ocean.

Thu, 15 May 2014 | By angeliquedelamere | Views [31] | Scholarship Entry

I was 8 years old the first time I saw the ocean. I am not talking about that silly game all ocean-goers play to see who can spot the ocean first from their car. I am talking about the first time I was actually greeted by the ocean as if it waved ‘Hello’.... Read more >

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Memoirs of a child’s first travel experience.

Thu, 15 May 2014 | By shenaz | Views [20] | Scholarship Entry

I’ll never forget the day that I was introduced to the world of traveling... I was only 5years old and had no idea that I was about to be given a gift more precious than the pretty doll in my hand, a gift that would shape my mind and broaden the experiences ... Read more >

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Expect the unexpected

Thu, 15 May 2014 | By img | Views [24] | Scholarship Entry

Tuesday morning. Had a good night sleep, so a nice day to inhale the vibe of Cape Town. I asked my friendly ‘bunk’ neighbor to join me for a walk around town and within less then 20 minutes we are standing in the middle of all the commotion. Amazing, ... Read more >

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