The Journey of my “Political Awakening”

South Africa: "the Beloved Country"

st-george-s-cathedralHow times have changed (from Apartheid to a New South Africa)!

A witness to history: seeing police chasing University of Cape Town (UCT) students in Wale and down Adderley street from the Liberty Life offices in Adderley St, Cape Town (at my first job)

How a South African “moegoe” (= ‘drongo’) became politically aware

(my first piece of writing – thanks Anne, my secretary, very efficient,  for typing)

see https://www.google.com/search?rlz=1C1PRFI_enNZ827NZ828&sxsrf=ACYBGNR0RWYkwv3SWEcIRFVwf5C808nFPQ%3A1570327493892&ei=xUuZXb2QNoXA3LUP1J-piAQ&q=st+georges+cathedral+cape+town+police+1972&oq=st+georges+cathedral+cape+town+police+1972&gs_l=psy-ab.12…3827.9884..12310…0.2..0.240.2584.0j1j11……0….1..gws-wiz…….0i71j0i13j0i22i30j33i21j33i160j33i10i21j33i10i160.pwRvumtVMC4&ved=0ahUKEwj9htHjxYblAhUFILcAHdRPCkEQ4dUDCAs

St Georges 2

more great pics from https://www.google.com/search?q=st+george%27s+cathedral+cape+town&rlz=1C1PRFI_enNZ827NZ828&sxsrf=ACYBGNRWK1QT8pZnO0UV-acSZb_S993QnQ:1570329650147&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjZrujnzYblAhUAIbcAHe0xBkkQ_AUIEigB&biw=1280&bih=842

South Africa: Operation Fiela – Where Nothing’s Sacred, Not …

from Google searches (my “filing system to rescue me from sheer utter chaos” – thanks “Big G”)

https://www.google.com/search?q=st+georges+cathedral+cape+town+police+1972&rlz=1C1PRFI_enNZ827NZ828&sxsrf=ACYBGNQRVC42XY95H3hh7e0P9LbW1M3pBA:1570327646829&source=lnms&tbm=vid&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjsx8esxoblAhX073MBHY_XAGcQ_AUIFygA&biw=1280&bih=842

Also see

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2011/oct/09/cape-town-tutu-racial-inequality

and

from http://www.journalistandwriter.wordpress.com

http://www.foreigncorrspondent.wordpress.com

and

https://internationalcorrespondent.wordpress.com

Note

Look for your videos ‘A Tale of Two Cities’ somewhere on

and/or
craic (not the Irish one!)
Eureka (found it/them)!

PPS

You may like https://craigswritingjourney.wordpress.com/craigs-first-old-books-the-journey-begins/

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SA, Why Cape Town should be on yr bucket list

Sunshiny SA Site

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The link above is the path to Cape Town Travel with the love expressed by those already experienced and those who made Cape Town their bucket list destination.

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Share in our  love and pride for Cape Town.

Pictures from my travels…

The Splendours of Cape Town…

Robben Island Tours… Experience Nelson Mandela’s days in seclusion.

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Africa smiled a little, when you left…”

South Africa: "the Beloved Country"

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https://www.facebook.com/craig.lock.31

http://www.onetaleoftwocities.wordpress.com

+  from a “Google” (my filing system” to rescue me from “sheer utter chaos”

paperwork chaos.jpg

Pic (below) great) by my old friend, John
Shared by “the world’s absolutely worst photographer and fourth worst writer” # c
but “not too bad
Information and Inspiration Distributer, Incorrigible Encourager and People-builder” *
* not bridges (thank goodness)!

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“Life/life’s journey is (often) like climbing a mountain: Take time (out) to stop, rest and admire the view.”

It's not the mountain we conquer, but OURSELVES

“Life (and life’s journey)  is often like* climbing a mountain: Take time (out) to stop, rest and admire the view.”

-just wrote that (heed those words, c!)

*(akin to)

That line’s a simile, btw (by the way)

pictures from http://www.capetownmypictures.wordpress.com

http://www.onetaleoftwocities.wordpress.com

and

http://www.lifeisgodsnovel.wordpress.com

Following on from

“Climb those mountains, keep chasing your dreams and then one sunny day catch hold of them, but don’t forget to stop, rest a while…and admire the view along the way, seeing how far you’ve already come from the higher slopes of life’s long (and at times very rocky, difficult) journey.”

https://capetownmypictures.wordpress.com › 2019/05/30 › climb-those-m.

from a Google search (my “filing system to rescue me from sheer utter chaos” – thanks “Big G”)

https://www.google.com/search?q=climb+mountains+but+rest+and+admire+the+view+craig+lock&rlz=1C1PRFI_enNZ827NZ828&oq=climb+mountains+but+rest+and+admire+the+view+craig+lock&aqs=chrome..69i57.46576j0j7&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8

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PS

“I make art through writing… and words are my tools”

from http://www.craigsquotes.wordpress.com

Sharing, supporting, informing, enlightening, “entertaining”(??), encouraging, empowering, enriching, challenging, igniting, uplifting (and perhaps even) inspiring

(enough there…

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Pictorial Trip Report — Robben Island (Mandela Prison) Tour, Cape Town, South Africa

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My nine-day stay in South Africa, primarily in the Cape Town area, was packed with amazing must-do, once-in-a-lifetime opportunities.

Robben Island is where Nelson Mandela, or Madiba as he was referred to in his native tongue, was held as a political prisoner for 18 of the 27 years of his incarceration before the fall of apartheid.  From 1961 until its closure in 1991, the South African government maintained Robben Island as a maximum security prison for political prisoners. It had also served as a leper colony in the 1800s and early 1900s.

Robben Island, robben being Dutch for seal, is located in Table Bay seven or eight kilometers west of Cape Town.  Visiting Robben Island requires taking a tour.  Tours depart at scheduled times three times per day from Cape Town’s Victoria & Alfred waterfront.  Tours last about 3.5 hours.

20170602_084958_resized The ferry to Robben Island at Victoria & Alfred Wharf

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“Climb those mountains, keep chasing your dreams and then one sunny day catch hold of them, but…

Craig's Quotes

16425935_10155244102370579_1018106448778727030_n“Climb those mountains, keep chasing your dreams and then one sunny day catch hold of them, but don’t forget to stop, rest a while…and admire the view along the way, seeing how far you’ve already come from the higher slopes of life’s long (and at times very rocky, difficult) journey.”
https://craigsbooks.wordpress.com/…/climb-those-mountains-keep-chasing-your-drea.
from a Google search (my “filing system to rescue me from sheer utter chaos” – thanks “Big G”)
and by that I mean God (far more than Google)… but then perhaps I should thank both!

https://www.google.com/search?rlz=1C1CHBD_enNZ767NZ767&ei=MBHvXPaAHsGl9QPOvLfYCg&q=keep+striving+for+your+dreams+but+don%27t+forget+to+stop+rest+and+see+how+far+you%27ve+come+craig+lock&oq=keep+striving+for+your+dreams+but+don%27t+forget+to+stop+rest+and+see+how+far+you%27ve+come+craig+lock&gs_l=psy-ab.3…13167.15325..15837…0.0..0.276.1284.2-5……0….1..gws-wiz…….35i304i39.35oJGsTqPJ8
“Sharing, supporting, informing, enlightening, “entertaining”(??), encouraging, empowering, enriching, challenging, igniting, uplifting (and perhaps even) inspiring”
enough there for now, c!

SHARE, INFORM, IMPACT, UPLIFT, IGNITE, ENCOURAGE and (perhaps even) INSPIRE

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“No one is born hating another person because of the color of his skin, or his background, or his religion…”

BOOKS BY CRAIG LOCK

via “No one is born hating another person because of the color of his skin, or his background, or his religion…”

Together, one mind, one soul, one life, one small step at a time, let’s plant seeds of hope, then march together towards a better future…a far brighter tomorrow

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