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It’s time

It’s time

Tensions were running high on campus as every student prepared for their final FGASA exam, and practical drive. A lot of preparation took place, but was it all worth it? We started off with a morning coffee to give us the caffeine boost we required for the exam. We...

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Biting the bullet

Biting the bullet

Along with mock drives preparing us for our assessment drives, the first little bit of rain came, preparing us for the summer rains; or so we thought during a coffee stop as people sheltered under a tablecloth. With the hopes of rain quickly dampened and quenched...

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Feeling the changes

Feeling the changes

As we all returned from our respective destinations after an off week, for many of us (well, me at least) there was distinct trepidation. This wasn’t going to be our final term at Bushwise; but it was undoubtedly going to be our most important, with all aspects of our...

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Pangolin sighting a highlight

Pangolin sighting a highlight

The third semester is in full swing and we are all ready to take it on. I’ve enjoyed capping off each night with a cup of coffee as I focus on studying. In the bush, you need to be aware of your surroundings and always check dark corners in your room carefully,...

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Spotlighting spotted cats

Spotlighting spotted cats

‘Friday PM-BOTANY REVIEW’, these words stood etched onto the board in the ‘not so functional’ whiteboard markers that never quite work properly, but always give an ounce more of ink just at the right time as if they know and thus avoid being thrown away. I have always...

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My best experiences as a Field guide – Part 4

My best experiences as a Field guide – Part 4

Lee was at Entabeni Game Reserve around the same time I was there and what a legend…One of the perks of living and working as a field guide must be the days off when there are no guests in camp and sometimes, at the right lodge, at the right time the ability to go and...

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Record breakers in the animal kingdom

Record breakers in the animal kingdom

As humans, we recognise our champions and those with very special achievements with a gold medal or a Nobel Peace Prize. Some humans with other very special abilities or special physical features are recorded in the Guinness World Records book. But for millions of...

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