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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 [30] | 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 [19] | 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 [22] | 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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The Kick-Drum and Snare of Silence

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

I grabbled with hand-archived Walter Oltmann sculptures and William Kentridge charcoal drawings on a Saturday morning in February. For five full years, I had studied each monumental artist’s work. In the cocoon of an Art-History Education in Johannesburg, ... Read more >

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My 2014 Travel Writing Scholarship - Euro Roadtrip entry

Thu, 15 May 2014 | By hellohuman | Views [19] | Scholarship Entry

I was at the Tswaing Crater Gathering, an open air psy trance festival a couple of kilometers from a 200 000 year old crater in Pretoria. An amazing psychedelic festival in the middle of the harsh bushveld. Saturated UV hues contrasted against the alien ... Read more >

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inside

Thu, 15 May 2014 | By elva_alushi | Views [14] | Scholarship Entry

It took thirty-six hours of air travel, six hours to drive to Knysna from Cape Town, one hour from there to Mossel Bay and a ten minute drive on the boat. I needed to see the bottom of the world so I could see life from its liquid depths. I am standing ... Read more >

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Photos: Nomad 2014

Thu, 15 May 2014 | By katja | Photo Gallery

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Skittle City

Thu, 15 May 2014 | By khumosebambo | Views [29] | Scholarship Entry

You can’t walk through the Bo-Kaap without confronting every colour found in a packet of skittles. As the Islamic outpost in Cape Town, you’d expect to find a meek area, instead what you find is quite the opposite—the Bo-Kaap is vibrant. Not just because ... Read more >

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An encounter in the sun

Thu, 15 May 2014 | By katja | Views [273]

My eyes are closed, heavy; weighed down by the sun pressing down and leaking in. It embraces me as I lie on the beach, perfectly happy. It was a long drive here to George, over the mountains from my own dry little town, but it was undoubtedly worth ... Read more >

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The first time I ever saw a mass grave site

Wed, 14 May 2014 | By andile | Views [32] | Scholarship Entry

The first time I saw a mass gravesite; a fertile expanse marred by hundreds of the most beautiful startling white cairns against naturally manicured South African land, was the last time I listened to my fears. There was something ominous about the ... Read more >

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The invisible colour within the rainbow nation of

Wed, 14 May 2014 | By iulia | Views [53] | Scholarship Entry

On my way to Hermanus, I had the chance to meet Tabani, a young black man, short and thin, with his eyes wide open to everything and everyone around him. He was a character himself: despite his small appearance, he used grand gestures and made jokes every ... Read more >

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