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Edith Stevens Cape Flats Nature Reserve: Cape Town

A December 2007 trip to Cape Town by from the trudge

Quote: From the Trudge:2007.12.20: Jennifer J C Thompson nee Coetzee (Mrs) ‘I saw the escarpement:Cape Flats Nature Reserve’ The Edith Stevens Cape Flats Nature Reserve : ‘History writes itself as history’ • There are two boards that direct with authority: ‘Cape Flats Reserve’ it says. see to follow:Trudged 2: 2007.12.20

Edith Stevens Cape Flats Nature Reserve: Cape Town

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Trudge 2 and Edith Stevens Cape Flats Nature Reserve: Cape Town (cont):The land owns itself:the most unique of species on South African soil ‘habitating’ right here, among the adjacent Industrial sights , the road : ‘is it a national or local one?’ National and slightly now local for its politics by comparison to its past, I would reason, local for its location, topography and geography. The latter question, not ill defined for its essence as the reality dawns: the road, a world of political woes and fury, joys and fortune. Many have trudged these roads and have won. And there I was. I saw the reserve. Right there. Unpretentious for its extent. Not elaborate, yet provoking query. Some might claim,’ w...Read More

I Saw a Deceptive Loneliness

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Trudge 3:Edith Stevens Cape Flats Nature Reserve : Cape Town (cont): No!”it was certainly more than that I claim. The land ‘Cape Flats Reserve’ was and is lonely. And yet , they’d say, a train line courses its way right in the midst of the piece of acclaimed land. That is what it is, acclaimed. Now don’t you forget this. It is acclaimed. It does not have to holler the truth in this. It does not have to be boisterous in identification of its worth. It just continues to be acclaimed. I suppose personal sentiments and sentimentality demands that I prefer to see that it speaks its worth more officiously. That is what the politics of the day then and now did. It spoke. What with the Caspers, and the tear...Read More