If, like me, you don’t like to be lulled into excessive states of comfort, then South Africa is a great place to be. This country, unless you’ve insulated yourself behind physical and cognitive barriers, is an unrelenting assault to the senses and one’s sensibility, and you don’t even need to leave your seat for the pleasure.
Just the other day I was assailed by Jenny from Amanzimtoti while I was driving to Stellenbosch on a cool, clear morning. I’d invited her into the car thanks to the wonder of FM waves and the good folks at the SABC, who were gracious enough to take a break from playing hokey pokey with their acting COO—you put your acting COO in, you take your acting COO out and you shake your board about—to fill the airwaves with my fellow countrymen and women’s thoughts on health and the state of South African families. Continue reading