Gay and Lesbian Network, Pietermaritzburg says thank you for donation

The Gay and Lesbian Network (GLN) would like to express our deepest gratitude for the kind donation from Mark Butler. He recently gave a very generous donation which will go towards the work that GLN does to ensure equality, respect and acceptance. GLN runs various programmes which take a holistic approach to improving the lives of marginalised communities, primarily the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex (LGBTI) community. These programmes include outreach, health, research and a unique creating an enabling environment, which focuses on educating and sensitising various stakeholders.   Butler had the following to say’ "First of all, it's a terrible indictment on us as a society, as a community, that the Network needs to exist at all. It really shouldn't be too much to ask that, as humans first & fundamentally, all of us love all of us - without qualification, without reservation, without fear, and without hatred. But the truth is we do fail – repeatedly and systematically. Scourges...
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Joburg Ballet’s popular Studio Soirées return for just three performances

Joburg Ballet closes a highly successful year on stage with a short season of weekend Soirées in the intimate setting of the company’s beautiful studios at Joburg Theatre on 25 and 26 November and 3 December, with all seats just R150. Coming after acclaimed performances of La Traviata, Big City, Big Dreams and Snow White, the Studio Soirées – launched in 2015 and now a popular start to the holiday season for the city’s ballet and dance lovers – showcase Joburg Ballet in both classical and contemporary work.   This year the Studio Soirées feature The Sleeping Beauty Suite and The Angel Trilogy, allowing audiences to experience the skill of the company’s dancers in a diversity of styles. The Sleeping Beauty Suitefeatures some of this famous classical ballet’s most celebrated highlights, including the Grand Pas de Deux, the Bluebird Pas de Deux and the Rose Adagio, all set to Tchaikovsky’s glittering score.   Using music by The Rolling Stones, Chopin and Mozart, choreographer Esther Nasser will stage The Angel Trilogy for the first time...
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Day hike: Hennops Hiking Trail

Day hike: Hennops Hiking Trail 19 November 2017   We will be doing the Krokodilberg Trail which is 11,3 km long and traverses the mountainous area of the farm. We will return to the Hennops Picnic Spot where there are swimming pools and additional braai facilities. Two unique features on the trail are the river crossings - a suspension bridge and a cable car. There are interesting historical sites along the trail, amongst others an old field (veld) hospital used in the Anglo Boer war. Aspiring historians will enjoy seeing an underground cave where “Pruimpie” lived, traces of old settlements and the old dolomite mines and the ovens in which the rocks were heated to melt and extract the lime. Apart from the 9 mammal species in the game camp, kudu thrives in this area and may be seen all over the farm. The indigenous trees along the river, the gorges and plateau areas makes this an outstanding area for bird life. At times the...
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