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go! Platteland

go! Platteland

Autumn 2020

The slow life is the good life: go! Platteland celebrates the rural lifestyle and the entrepreneurial spirit of people whose hearts are in the platteland – whether they grew up in the countryside or are already based there, are contemplating making the move or simply hankering after the rural life. Platteland offers articles that focus on entrepreneurs, DIY projects, animals, gardening, food, towns and people. It is both practical and inspiring – as much of a visual feast as it is a celebration of great writing.

Land:
South Africa
Sprache:
English
Verlag:
Media 24 Ltd
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2 Min.
abundance and scarcity

Water remains one of the biggest blessings, of which we were again reminded when we travelled to Mpumalanga, Gauteng and North West in November 2019 to gather stories for this issue and upcoming ones. We felt properly spoilt when we were treated to a lovely thunderstorm for five consecutive days – read our feature on the hamlet of Val on page 54. Of course no one can order the rain when they need it, or in the exact dose that suits their needs. Throughout summer we read reports of flooding in the eastern parts of the country, especially in KwaZulu-Natal and more recently in Gauteng. It is simply dumbfounding, the violence and destruction of water. Yet with a flood it is usually a question of recovering from the shock, getting back up,…

1 Min.
go! platteland

EDITORS JOHAN VAN ZYL & PETER VAN NOORD ART DIRECTOR SEAN ROBERTSON COPY EDITORS CHRISTINE DE VILLIERS & KAY-ANN VAN ROOYEN PROOFREADER ALAN DOVE CEO: MEDIA24 ISHMET DAVIDSON HEAD OF MEDIA24 PRINT MEDIA RIKA SWART HEAD OF LIFESTYLE MINETTE FERREIRA GENERAL MANAGER: MONTHLIES NERISA COETZEE HEAD: PROJECT MANAGEMENT RAJ LALBAHADUR HEAD OF FINANCE: LIFESTYLE JAMEELAH CONWAY FINANCIAL MANAGER MUNEEB ADAMS CIRCULATION MANAGER RIAAN WEYERS 021 443 9964 riaan.weyers@media24.com BUSINESS MANAGER: ADVERTISING DANIE NELL 082 859 0542 | danie.nell@media24.com JEANINE KRUGER 082 342 2299 | jeanine.kruger@media24.com LIZEL PAUW 082 876 8189 | lizel.pauw@media24.com NICK FITZELL 071 430 6311 | nick.fitzell@media24.com SANETHA MEINTJIES 084 416 5797 | sanetha.meintjies@media24.com SHARLENE SMITH 083 853 1604 | sharlene.smith@media24.com THEA THOMAS 078 450 7771 | tthomas@media24.com VERNETTE RAUTENBACH 084 610 6432 | vrautenb@media24.com COMMERCIAL EDITOR GERDA ENGELBRECHT COMMERCIAL MANAGER LISE VAN BREDA lise.coetsee@media24.com MARKETING ANDILE NKOSI COMMERCIAL HEAD: PROJECTS FRANCOIS MALAN PRODUCTION MANAGER KERRY NASH ONLINE SHOP DONVÉ MYBURGH | donve.myburgh@media24.com RETOUCHER…

15 Min.
chitchat

WE’D LOVE TO HEAR FROM YOU! Write to us and tell us about your move to the Platteland, the characters in your town, the things you love, the things that bug you… Send an email to helloplatteland@gmail.com or post your letter to Platteland Letters, PO Box 526, Moorreesburg 7310. We give preference to letters of fewer than 300 words. Remember to include your name and surname and, very importantly, the town where you live. Platteland reserves the right to edit and shorten letters. Winning letter It’s the people who make a dorp Since Platteland came into being, I have bought every single issue and they are all – from #1 tot #24 (now #25) – stacked neatly on my bookshelf. With regard to the letter “Why these negative things?” in the Summer 2019/20 issue (#25): people…

2 Min.
news & diary

Riebeek’s new drawcard: a treehouse André Beaurain and Corné Pretorius’s new Riebeek Valley Garden Centre on the main drag of Riebeek West is guaranteed to make your jaw drop. Locals describe this plant paradise as a “destination” – it also boasts an art gallery, a coffee shop and restaurant, a deli and gift shop (with Karoo lamb all the way from Prieska). It’s a destination that is already attracting interest from far and wide. If the names of these green-fingered lads ring a bell: we featured them in Platteland #8 (Spring 2015), and in the same issue they shared practical advice on how to keep orchids happy. In August 2015, before the foundations of the new garden centre were dug, these two planted a baobab that had germinated in 1969 and nearly died…

1 Min.
escape to swellendam (and grow wise)

South Africans, especially those in the Cape, are sun worshippers who sink into a deep indoor hibernation at the slightest drop in temperature, usually only to consider venturing out again in spring. This challenge led Johan Paisley and other members of the community in the Overberg town of Swellendam to come up with a brilliant plan: the Swellendam Winter School. Over a period of four months – from May to August – when the number of visitors to the third-oldest dorp in South Africa drops dramatically, more than 50 practical courses for adults are offered in these beautiful natural surroundings – and no, everyone will learn something without needing to stress about an exam. Several artists, writers, hobby enthusiasts, crafters, soap makers, bakers, distillers, yoga and meditation instructors, gardeners, adventurers and experts…

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new sections for the cape camino

The Cape Camino pilgrimage route, divided into four sections that will eventually cover about 850 km, saw the light in 2015, when the fourth section, the circular route of 160 km in the Cape Peninsula, was launched. Now, the very first group of pilgrims completed the first and second sections totalling 222 km, known as the Limietberg and Berg River sections, respectively, and Platteland caught up with them over lunch at Die Rooi Granaat in Aurora. Have a look at the website to find out how you can walk the trail on specific dates in a group or on your own. Watch a short YouTube video about the launch of Section 1 and 2 that was filmed by a pilgrim, Sandra Korse of the Netherlands: type in “Cape Camino launch of…