A cold and wet Monday morning in Grahamstown

A cold and wet Monday morning in Grahamstown. Merciful, much needed rain for our natural environment and the people of Grahamstown.

Necessitated postponement of a WESSA Heritage Day Photo Competition expedition to Amakhala Game Reserve hosted by the Amakhala Foundation. This Heritage Day, WESSA is celebrating and giving thanks for our natural heritage – our natural environment.

A marvellous collaborative effort involving surrounding game reserves (Kwandwe Private Game Reserve, Kariega Game Reserve, Amakhala Game Reserve) who are hosting school-children from Grahamstown East / Kenton schools on game-drives. Special photo opportunity for the children.

St Andrew’s College / DSG had arranged transport today for the Nombulelo and Khutliso Daniels Secondary Schools.
Big thank you to them and all the sponsors / supporters involved and looking forward to the re-scheduled trip.

For further details refer WESSA Heritage Day Photo Competition 2018.

Entries close 14 September. Great prizes to be won.

Not to theme, but I did shoot two photos of the magnificent College chapel on my way home.
Unusual with the rain and clouds and an appropriate way to give thanks for the rain.

Nombulelo Secondary School
Khutliso Daniels Secondary
Diocesan School for Girls, Grahamstown
St Andrew’s College Grahamstown


Before moving back to Grahamstown in Oct 2017, Graeme was a bank executive based in the big smoke and craziness of Joburg. He has 20 years’ experience in the Payments Industry. He is a Chartered Accountant, has a Masters in Management by Research (MMR) from Wits Business School, and attended an Advanced Management Programme (AMP) offered by INSEAD (The Business School for the World!) in France.  

Graeme is the founder of The Grahamstown Project. It’s simple. He says, “Grahamstown is a microcosm of South Africa. If we can’t get this place to function properly then the whole country is stuffed. Many of the troubles we experience as a country today have their roots here in Grahamstown. it is here where black and white people first engaged in conflict on the African continent. It is here where 9 wars of dispossession over 100 years took place and virtually destroyed the amaXhosa nation. But we are where we are. I don’t have a British passport and the boat-trip back to where my ancestors came from is exorbitantly expensive. Furthermore, this is my home. I am a son of Africa. We must work together to redress the injustices of the past and move as one into a brighter future.”

Graeme is an avid historian, writer, vlogger and public speaker. Like and follow the Facebook page. Join him on a tour. Contact him. He would love that.