Jim Freeman
4 minute read
23 Jan 2021
1:00 pm

Keeping parks open is tough, maybe say goodbye to all this

Jim Freeman

Most South Africans take their nature reserves for granted.

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A decade or so ago, a mate and I took the train from Falkirk through to Glasgow to watch one of Scotland's best-loved bands, The Waterboys. You'll know them, the lot wot sang The whole of the moon. One of the songs that raised the roof that night at *The Barras was Don't bang that drum!, a song that – in Weegieland as well as across the water in Belfast – has a distinct sectarian and political connotation. Elsewhere, however, it's taken on the meaning of someone spouting endlessly forth on a chosen topic. I don't often step onto a...