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Zarine Roodt beskryf haar reis na labirinte en haar eie binnewêreld in Enkelreis

Zarine Roodt het in haar middeljare haar ou self weer ontdek tussen Engeland se labarinte en in die afsondering van die Griekse eilande. Herinneringe, hoogte- en laagtepunte van dié avontuur is in Enkelreis, ‘n memoir gepubliseer deur Hemel en See Boeke, opgeneem:

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EnkelreisEnkelreis is die memoir van ‘n vrou op die vooraand van vyftig. Zarine Roodt se drieweeklange avontuur vertel van haar soektog na moeilik-bereikbare labirinte in Engeland, haar versugting na stilte op die afgesonderde Griekse eiland Alonnisos en samesyn met medesoekers in die Pelionstreek in Griekeland.

Die reismemoir verken terselfdertyd haar binnewêreld. Sy verweef momente uit haar kinderdae met nuutverworwe insigte ter oorgang na die tweede helfte van haar lewe. Haar memoir leun sterk op die Jungiaanse sielkunde met sy klem op sinchronisiteit en drome. Die reiservaring – na buite én na binne – dui die pad aan vir elke vrou op soek na haar unieke self en na persoonlike betekenis.

Die boek is ‘n kombinasie van reisvertelling en outobiografie. Dis ‘n leeservaring met diepte en sy beskryf haarself en haar emosionele belewenisse eerlik en krities. Sy gebruik inskrywings uit haar persoonlike joernaal en van haar drome om haar binnewêreld te beskryf en om aan die leser te illustreer dat ons die antwoorde op lewensvraagstukke in onsself en ons eie onbewuste kan vind. Enkelreis is Zarine Roodt se eerste boek. Bestel vanaf haar webtuiste of On The Dot deur jou naaste boekhandelaar.

Oor die outeur

Zarine Roodt het op ouderdom veertig ‘n suksesvolle loopbaan in die kommunikasiewese vaarwel geroep om die self te vind wat sy êrens langs die pad verloor het.

Sy het in die sielkunde begin studeer en mettertyd die waarde van skryf as ‘n vorm van self-terapie ontdek, asook die genesende aard van labirinte. Vandag beskou sy haarself as ‘n memoirskrywer en verkies om in haar moedertaal te skryf. Sy vind groot aanklank by die diepte-sielkundige benadering van Carl Gustav Jung en is deel van ‘n klein Jungiaanse studiegroep.

Sy het meestersgrade in kommunikasiekunde (Universiteit van die Vrystaat) en in Spelterapie (as uitvloeisel van haar honneursgraad in sielkunde deur UNISA). Sy is ‘n navorser en het in hierdie hoedanigheid ‘n verbintenis met die departement Kommunikasiewetenskap aan die Universiteit van die Vrystaat, waar sy voorheen klas gegee het. Sy is versot op reis en vind inspirasie in outobiografieë en reisjoernale.

Enkelreis is ‘n uitvloeisel van die pad wat sy stap om haar lewenswerk te eien en hoe sy die kennis en insigte wat sy verwerf aan eendersdenkende vroue – en mans – oordra.

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Free Wi-Fi Pilot Project Planned for the Garden Route

The Garden Route and Little KarooThe Garden Route is one of the key areas identified to be part of the Western Cape’s free Wi-Fi initiative, which was launched last month.

The pilot project plans to connect 90 000 in Delft, Atlantis, Robertson and the Garden Route, with schools being given priority, before being rolled out to the rest of the province.

According to Charles George of Home of Compassion Ministries, a non-profit organisation running the project in Delft, connectivity in schools is in place, with communities expected to have access in the “coming weeks”.

Project Isizwe – which runs the free WiFi project facilitated by the City of Tshwane – is set to begin its Western Cape initiative in July. It will cater for Atlantis and Robertson, and Digital Village Communication will ensure connectivity along the Garden Route.

Alan Knott-Craig Jr, head of Project Isizwe, said connectivity will be provided over public access WiFi spectrum of either 2.4GHz or 5.8GHz and will use 15 to 20 base stations.

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Podcast: Jonathan Deal Calls for Credible Research and Thorough Public Consultation on Fracking

Timeless KarooThe Treasure Karoo Action Group‘s founder Jonathan Deal took part in a discussion on fracking on Redi Tlhabi’s show on Talk Radio 702 last week.

“I am absolutely convinced that to force shale gas mining onto South Africans as part of the ANC election manifesto is a very bad idea,” Deal, author of Timeless Karoo, says. “This decision needs open, credible research and actual, not token, public consultation. As well as proper law and ultimately for companies like Shell to stand back and stop pushing what I believe is their self-interested corporate agenda in the offices of desperate politicians and in the homes of unemployed people.”

Listen to the full discussion:

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Vaughan de la Harpe Admits Climbing Mountains Got "Out of Hand"

Poles ApartVaughan de la Harpe, co-author of Poles Apart, explains the psychological impetus that drives him to achieve incredible feats of endurance and stamina.

De la Harpe and Sean Disney’s new novel is about their experiences completing what explorers call the “Grand Slam” – reaching the seven highest peaks in the world and the North and South Poles – and becoming the first South Africans to do so.

The imposing list of the Seven Summits is Aconcagua in South America, Everest in Asia, McKinley in North America, Kilimanjaro in Africa, Elbrus in Europe, Vinson in Antarctica and Kosciuszko in Australia.

In an interview with Bruce Dennill from The Citizen, De la Harpe attempts to answer the age-old question set to mountaineers: Why did you do it?

It’s my own psychological make-up.

I like to set an objective, meet it and then set the next one. I’m like that with everything, but climbing mountains just got out of hand. First it was one, then it was the Seven Summits, then the poles. But it’s about achieving and moving on – I don’t dwell on it.

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Podcast: Jonathan Deal Outlines the Objections to the Government's Decision to Allow Fracking

Timeless KarooJonathan Deal, founder and CEO of the Treasure Karoo Action Group (TKAG) and author of Timeless Karoo, spoke to Aubrey Masango on 567 Cape Talk about the government’s authorisation of shale gas mining using fracking.

Deal spoke about fracking being an election issue and discusses TKAG’s objections to the government’s decision, saying that they have not taken into account international moratoriums on fracking, among other issues:

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Durbanville Hills Chardonnay Named in World Top 10

Wineries of the CapeDurbanville Hills‘ 2012 Rhinofields Chardonnay has made the 2014 Chardonnay du Monde top 10 list.

The list, decided at the Chardonnay du Monde in France, names the 10 best Chardonnays from around the world. A panel of judges tasted 794 wines from 40 countries. The Durbanville Hills wine shares top position with wines from France, Canada, Switzerland, Czech Republic, Australia and Spain.

The Cape is one of the great wine capitals of the world, with breathtaking scenery and legendary vineyards. Wineries of the Cape: The essential companion to touring the Winelands, by Lindsaye McGregor, a long-time contributor to Platter’s Wine Guide, is an indispensable companion to the area.

Durbanville Hills cellar master Martin Moore explains how the 2012 Rhinofields Chardonnay was created:

We follow a much gentler approach with our Rhinofields Chardonnay and believe that a Chardonnay should never be overpowered by wood. To ensure a seamless integration between oak and fruit we ferment and mature 60 percent of the wine in stainless steel tanks over a 12-month period. The other 40 percent spends the same amount of time in French oak barrels. We roll these instead of stirring the lees in the conventional manner.

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