Dirk Lotriet
2 minute read
7 Jan 2022
4:00 am

Cape Town is a different country

Dirk Lotriet

Cape Town is an entirely different country – a very pleasant one.

This photograph taken on December 26, 2021 shows the Table Mountain lits up with a faint purple glow to honour the memory of Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Nobel Peace Laureate, in Cape Town. (Photo by RODGER BOSCH / AFP)

I can almost introduce myself to you today, dear reader. After almost a week in Cape Town I’m an entirely new person. The year 2021 was difficult, I deserved this holiday. When I left Joburg last Saturday, I was as tired as the five-year-old Egg when she is told to pick up her toys. But I’m refreshed and beginning to look forward to new projects at work. Not that it was easy. I kicked my holiday off with a heated argument with the security at the Cape Town airport. My brother-in-law came to the airport to pick us up but...