Scope Magazine – The Restless Years

Scope magazine wasn’t always South Africa’s Playboy. Even though it was given a nice niche by the banning of Playboy and Hustler, it seemed to struggle with the intriguing question: ‘What Do Men Really Want?’ Once they got so desperate and misguided they even tried this: These turned out to be not so much iconsContinue reading “Scope Magazine – The Restless Years”

Serious, Focused Paddling

. . racing, in fact. I put my head down, leaned forward and reached for a blade-full of Umgeni water and pulled it back to behind my hip. This was not a characteristic action. I was not used to putting effort into my paddling, but this was serious: I had team-mates, and we were inContinue reading “Serious, Focused Paddling”

The Lowveld Croc

Never mind crocs, watch out for hippos! There’s a Crocodile River in Gauteng, so the river near Nelspruit that flows east into Mocambique and forms the southern boundary of the Kruger National Park has to be called the “Lowveld Croc”. A wonderful canoe (kayak really) race is held annually on this river. The presence ofContinue reading “The Lowveld Croc”