Operation Vala – November 2015

Operation Vala’, is a security initiative taken by the Department of Correctional Services here in South Africa. In order to reduce prison breaks and other security breaches, security measures are tightened for a 50 day period over the festive season. As this prevents us from accessing the inmates, we are granted a ministry wide break … Continue reading Operation Vala – November 2015

Bloed is Dikker as al die Water in die Oseane – November 2015

  Between late August and early September, I traveled to India where I spent 3 glorious weeks with my mother. It was wonderful to take a small break after 3 very intense months of non-stop action! I must confess that a part of me wondered if she was just doing the ‘mum’ thing and putting … Continue reading Bloed is Dikker as al die Water in die Oseane – November 2015

Knaagdiere – November 2015

In mid-September, the largest prison in the Western Cape reached a severe point of crisis – click here for more information. Pollsmoor has a reputation for being overcrowded and understaffed; and the appalling conditions have escalated out of control. Though most articles focus on the rat infestation, the prisons are plagued by other infectious diseases, including, but … Continue reading Knaagdiere – November 2015