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South Africa Diaries: Part 4 – On To Cape Town [Dec 1990]

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South Africa Diaries: Part 4 – On To Cape Town [Dec 1990]

Post Posted: Wed Nov 12, 2014 2:53 am

by Expat Focus columnist, James King

Out of Transkei

As Umtata disappeared behind us in the early morning mist I breathed a sigh of relief at escaping the rawness of this part of Africa. It was, indeed, a short and unique experience and a vastly different environment from the Durban I had left a week ago. At the time I wondered if this was just a taste of what was to come and how I would receive and deal with the many facets of life in South Africa if I stayed for long. In the ensuing years I was to experience the vastness and diversity of this great multi-tribal and multi-cultural land.

I suspect South Africa is the only country in the world with eleven official languages – Afrikaans, English plus nine African tribal languages.

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