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2 min.
life cycles

I don’t know about you, but I’m finding it difficult to disembark from the bullet train of euphoria after the Springboks won the Rugby World Cup. The leadership of Siya Kolisi, the tactical nous of Rassie Erasmus, the fleet-footed brilliance of Cheslin Kolbe and Makazole Mapimpi, the unselfishness of Lukhanyo Am, the belligerence (and eccentricity) of Faf de Klerk, those scrums (!) and the focused camaraderie of the whole team proved again what our people are capable of if they stand together. I’ve watched the match three times now and I’ve enjoyed reams of analysis, especially the postmortems in the British press. This was a circus extraordinaire, and it makes me proud to enter 2020 as world champions. One of the interesting asides is that we like to win World Cups…

2 min.
behind the scenes

Why did you become an illustrator? I’ve loved drawing since I can remember, but I never thought I’d be able to do something so fun for a living. I started working on a horse farm in Belfast, Mpumalanga, because I love animals, but then I applied to study occupational therapy. Soon after I was accepted, I changed my mind and decided to study graphic design at the University of Pretoria instead. It was the right choice. I went on to do a master’s degree in illustration at Stellenbosch University and started freelancing. I love what I do! Did you resonate with the stories you illustrated for this issue? All of them felt so familiar, but “A tradition for every taste” by Marcelle van Niekerk resonated with me the most. My dad…

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um, elephant behind you!

In 2018, we visited Mana Pools National Park in Zimbabwe and spent 10 days in one of the satellite camps on the Zambezi River. There were always elephants in and around the camp, and we got to know the various individuals. This younger female had an adventurous calf of about four months old, and she’d get terribly upset if she got separated from him. Each time he wandered off, she’d mock charge us until she got closer to him, then all would be fine again. My friend Jaco Jordaan was painting in the camp and was unaware of the ellie behind him. I didn’t tell him what was happening at the time – it would have been dangerous if he’d moved……

7 min.
letters

Big cat battle We visited the Kruger Park for the day, hoping to see lions. Late in the afternoon, we found these two males on the bank of a dry riverbed near the Orpen gate. They were lying in the shade and we watched them for about 10 minutes. There were buffalo and impala in the area, but the lions were lazy and hardly even lifted their heads. When an impala ewe ventured too close, one of the lions jumped up and gave chase, but his heart wasn’t in it. Suddenly, however, both lions looked in our direction and crossed the riverbed. Out of the corner of my eye I saw something in the grass in front of us – it dashed at the two lions at great speed. I thought it was a…

2 min.
q & a

What a headache Q JUDY AUCAMP from Heilbron writes: This happened in the Kruger Park in April 2018: The small bird circled the eagle and then landed on its head! The eagle didn’t seem too bothered and remained in place. Can you explain the bird’s behaviour? A Bird expert LUKAS NIEMAND says: This brave little bird is a fork-tailed drongo, and it’s trying to chase off the martial eagle. Drongos are aggressive towards birds of prey – it’s common for them to mob the bigger bird by repeatedly dive-bombing it. Drongos will also try to chase off crows and sometimes smaller mammals, by attacking them in a similar manner. Something’s afoot Q CARY KROEGER from Pinetown writes: I noticed this kudu with curiously misshapen front hoofs at Thirteenth Borehole in the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park. The hoofs…