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Friday, 15 November 2013

http://www.crowdfunder.co.uk/ hosts The EXPEDITION Project (UK)

INTRODUCTION
After four successful expeditions in Africa, The EXPEDITION Project is coming to the UK on a very similar mission.
But first we need to conduct the necessary background research, project identification and pre-filming.
Your funding will partner you up with this innovate project by assisting with our travel expenses for a foundation perimeter route around the UK visiting NGO,s businesses and individuals to define what is driving the youth of today, what the comparisons are there with the youth of other countries, and most importantly what does the future hold for this and our next generation.

Tuesday, 29 October 2013

Eyes on @LandRoverZA again!

The launch of your #NewRangeRoverSportSA has again set our eyes on @LandRoverZA (see our 2011 launch video) #CSR:

Our first choice for a project vehicle back in 2011 was @LandRoverZA however that did not materialize. Now with the imminent departure of our 5th expedition in 2014, we again set our eyes on this defining brand. Will they join us this time?

Tuesday, 8 October 2013

Escape the City - Media Volunteers South Africa 2014

Join The EXPEDITION Project on a rare chance to capture an important moment in history. In 2014, South Africa will celebrate its 20th year of democracy and hold its fourth democratic presidential election – we want you to help us capture this and more.
Escape the City - Media Volunteers South Africa 2014

Saturday, 9 February 2013

Show Us Your South Africa


During my preparation for #TEP2013 there are of course many challenges that come my way. The obvious one would be travelling a nation, something that on its own is a tall order. Similarly with an under-taking like this, a project with a small budget, it had to encapsulate the diverse nation that the world thinks they understand. The fact being that only locals understand South Africa, only South Africans have been a part of the nation’s history, and will be a part of its future, a nation that is not comparable to any other. Now I say this because non South Africans feel justified in labelling the country and its people. It is more complicated than that.

Monday, 19 November 2012

The Essence of the Traveller's Tale

The Evolution of The EXPEDITION Project

"But to look back from the stony plain along the road which led one to that place is not at all the same thing as walking along the road; the perspective, to say the least, changes only with the journey; only when the road has, all abruptly and treacherously, and with the absoluteness that permits no argument, turned or dropped or risen is one able to see all that one could not have seen from any other place."
James BaldwinGo Tell it on the Mountains

Saturday, 23 June 2012

Generalizations


I am white, and I am South African, so it would be easy to make a sweeping generalisation that because of the colour of my skin and my nationality, I am probably a racist. And because I am a white racist I am anti the ANC, have loads of money, a university degree, and not an ‘African’, simply a ‘South African’. Conversely, if I was black I would be pro ANC, the criminal element or a corrupt official, I would probably have AIDS, and I would be an ‘African’ through and through. It is therefore predetermined that generalisations will be made, no matter how ridiculous they are and so where better to generalise than a country with such a history as South Africa?

Friday, 22 June 2012

Racism

There are examples all over the world and the fact is every country has had and still has racial and culture conflict and this will probably always be the case. Where there are differences, be it in colour, religion, culture, there will be conflict in something as simple as a bar altercation right through to a civil war. In light of this South Africa has managed a transition in a proud and peaceful way, something to be satisfied with, and the country can indeed hold its head high. But right now it is time to get on with it. Move on. Move forward. What has happened has happened, we can all learn from it and the beauty of that is that we can grow even better because of it.

Thursday, 21 June 2012

New South Africa

It has been a generation now since South Africa’s new democracy; in 1965 the holocaust survivors were not still blaming their lives, be it negative or positive, on the Nazis twenty years previous. The US may have abolished slavery back in the time of Lincoln, but the fight for equal rights still went on into the 60’s and 70’s, and then 20 years from then the blame for that did not still occupy the minds of Americans as an excuse for their daily lives.

Wednesday, 20 June 2012

Jobs vs. Careers


So, to the present day, let us take this positive out of the darkness of Apartheid and turn it into what defines the country. South Africa needs jobs and so the country should be providing these and be building the supply and demand of local industry slowly up from there. It may not be as cheap as China initially but eventually South Africa will be able to cater in both price and quality. China didn’t get to the point it is now over night, it had a long term plan and so must we.