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Dedicated to the Victims of the Kenyan Terrorist Attack


Contents OCT 2013 @ Feature 6 Protecting the UK against Terrorism @ Afrikaans 10 Babalas


@ Paul Lambis – Fat Revolution Blog 16 Indecent Proposal @ Book Review 19 Blue Dust @ Scatterlings 20 The Boabab Tree @ Entertainment Guide 22 Top 10 Art Exhibitions @ Tune Me What 26 Butler Did It ! @ Food & Drink 31 South African Home Made Gingerbeer @ Legal Eagles 36 Identity Theft @ Health & Beauty 48 Dieet Doctor @ Travel 52 St Ives - Cornwall @ Motoring 54 Portsmouth Travel Guide @ Sport 58 Golf Speak


Welcome back to another edition of the SA Expat We have decided to dedicate this issue to all the victims of the Kenyan Terrorist attack. Our condolences goes out to all the people affected. We are also running a feature in this month's issue focusing on known terrorist groups throughout the world, the focus being on educating the general public on the vast number of known terrorist groups out there. As usual we focus on South African Films in our Afrikaans section, Paul Lambis is enlightening us with his “not of the shelf humour” , we show you how to recycle those empty bottles and how to make traditional South African Gingerbeer. In our Legal section we advise on Identity Theft and what to do if this happens to you. The guys from “ Tune Me What” are also back with lots of interesting reading on South African music and musicians. In our Business section we focus on recovering money from companies that owe your business money, and finally in the Sport section we teach you a bit of Golfing lingo so that you can talk golf like a pro even if you don't play the game. Well that's about it, remember to contact us if you are interested in either contributing or advertising with us. Cool Bananas !

Protecting the UK Against Terrorism PROSCRIBED TERRORIST ORGANISATIONS PROSCRIPTION CRITERIA Under the Terrorism Act 2000, the Home Secretary may proscribe an organisation if they believe it is concerned in terrorism. For the purposes of the Act, this means that it: * commits or participates in acts of terrorism; * prepares for terrorism; * promotes or encourages terrorism (including the unlawful glorification of terrorism); * or is otherwise concerned in terrorism. If the statutory test is met, there are other factors which the Secretary of State will take into account when deciding whether or not to exercise their discretion to proscribe. These criteria are: * the nature and scale of an organisation’s activities; * the specific threat that it poses to the UK; * the specific threat that it poses to British nationals overseas; * the extent of the organisation’s presence in the UK; and * the need to support other members of the international community in the global fight against terrorism. Proscription makes it a criminal offence to: * belong to or invite support for a proscribed organisation. * arrange a meeting in support of a proscribed organisation. * wear clothing or carry articles in public which arouse reasonable suspicion that an individual is a member or supporter of the proscribed organisation. The penalties for proscription offences can be a maximum of 10 years in prison and/or a £5,000 fine. Section3(6) of the Terrorism Act 2000 allows the Home Secretary, by Order subject to the negative resolution procedure, to specify an alternative name for a proscribed organisation. The use of an alternative name which is not listed does not prevent the police and Crown Prosecution Service from taking action against an individual for proscription offences. For a successful prosecution, it would be necessary to demonstrate that the proscribed organisation is operating under that alias. LIST OF PROSCRIBED INTERNATIONAL TERRORIST GROUPS * 51 international terrorist organisations are proscribed under the Terrorism Act 2000. * Of these, two organisations are proscribed under powers introduced in the Terrorism Act 2006, as glorifying terrorism.14 organisations in Northern Ireland are proscribed under previous legislation. * The information about the groups' aims was given to Parliament when they were proscribed. 17 November Revolutionary Organisation (N17) Aims to highlight and protest at what it deems to be imperialist and corrupt actions, using violence. Formed in 1974 to oppose the Greek military Junta, its stance was initially anti-Junta and anti-US, which it blamed for supporting the Junta. Abu Nidal Organisation (ANO) ANO’s principal aim is the destruction of the state of Israel. It is also hostile to ‘reactionary’ Arab regimes and states supporting Israel. Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG) The precise aims of the ASG are unclear, but its objectives appear to include the establishment of an autonomous Islamic state in the Southern Philippine Island of Mindanao. Al-Gama'at al-Islamiya (GI) The main aim of GI is to overthrow the Egyptian government and replace it with an Islamic state through all means, including the use of violence. Some members also want the removal of Western influence from the Arab world. Al Ghurabaa Al Ghurabaa is a splinter group of Al-Muhajiroun and disseminates materials that glorify acts of terrorism.Note: The Government laid Orders, in January 2010 and November 2011, which provide that Al Muhajiroun, Islam4UK, Call to Submission, Islamic Path, London School of Sharia and Muslims Against Crusades should be treated as alternative names for the organisation which is already proscribed under the names Al Ghurabaa and The Saved Sect. Al Ittihad Al Islamia (AIAI) The main aims of AIAI are to establish a radical Sunni Islamic state in Somalia, and to regain the Ogaden region of Ethiopia as Somali territory via an insurgent campaign. Militant elements within AIAI are suspected of having aligned themselves with the ‘global jihad’ ideology of Al Qa’ida, and to have operated in support of Al Qa’ida in the East Africa region. Al Qa’ida (AQ) Inspired and led by Usama Bin Laden, its aims are the expulsion of Western forces from Saudi Arabia, the destruction of Israel and the end of Western influence in the Muslim world. Note: The Government laid an Order, in July 2013, which provided that the alNusrah Front (ANF) and Jabhat alNusrah li-ahl al Sham should be treated as alternative names for the organisation which is already proscribed under the name Al Qa’ida. Al Shabaab Al Shabaab is an organisation based in Somalia which has waged a violent campaign against the Somali Transitional Federal Government and African Union peacekeeping forces since 2007, employing a range of terrorist tactics iincluding suicide bombings, indiscriminate attacks and assassinations. It's principal aim is the establishment of a fundamentalist Islamic state in Somalia, but the organisation has publicly pledged its allegiance to Usama Bin Laden and has announced an intention to combine its campaign in the Horn of Africa with Al Qa'ida's aims of global jihad. Ansar Al Islam (AI) AI is a radical Sunni Salafi group from northeast Iraq around Halabja. The group is anti-Western, and opposes the influence of the US in Iraqi Kurdistan and the relationship of the KDP and PUK to Washington. AI has been involved in operations against Multi-National Forces-Iraq (MNF-I).

Ansar Al Sunna (AS) AS is a fundamentalist Sunni Islamist extremist group based in central Iraq and what was the Kurdish Autonomous Zone (KAZ) of Northern Iraq. The group aims to expel all foreign influences from Iraq and create a fundamentalist Islamic state. Ansarul Muslimina Fi Biladis Sudan (Vanguard for the protection of Muslims in Black Africa) (Ansaru) Ansaru is an Islamist terrorist organisation based in Nigeria. They emerged in 2012 and are motivated by an anti-Nigerian Government and anti-Western agenda. They are broadly aligned with Al Qa’ida. Armed Islamic Group (Groupe Islamique Armée) (GIA) The aim of the GIA is to create an Islamic state in Algeria using all necessary means, including violence. Asbat Al-Ansar ('League of Partisans' or 'Band of Helpers') Sometimes going by the aliases of 'The Abu Muhjin' group/faction or the Jama'at Nour', this group aims to enforce its extremist interpretation of Islamic law within Lebanon and, increasingly, further afield. Babbar Khalsa (BK) BK is a Sikh movement that aims to establish an independent Khalistan within the Punjab region of India. Basque Homeland and Liberty (Euskadi ta Askatasuna) (ETA) ETA seeks the creation of an independent state comprising the Basque regions of both Spain and France. Baluchistan Liberation Army (BLA) BLA are comprised of tribal groups based in the Baluchistan area of Eastern Pakistan, which aims to establish an independent nation encompassing the Baluch dominated areas of Pakistan, Afghanistan and Iran. Boko Haram (Jama’atu Ahli Sunna Lidda Awati Wal Jihad) (BH) Boko Haram is a terrorist organisation, based in Nigeria, that aspires to establish Islamic law in Nigeria and has carried out a number of terrorist attacks that have targeted all sections of Nigerian society. Egyptian Islamic Jihad (EIJ) The main aim of the EIJ is to overthrow the Egyptian government and replace it with an Islamic state. However, since September 1998, the leadership of the group has also allied itself to the 'global Jihad' ideology expounded by Usama Bin Laden and has threatened Western interests. Groupe Islamique Combattant Marocain (GICM) The traditional primary objective of the GICM has been the installation of a governing system of the caliphate to replace the governing Moroccan monarchy. The group also has an Al Qa’ida-inspired global extremist agenda. Hamas Izz al-Din al-Qassem Brigades Hamas aims to end Israeli occupation in Palestine and establish an Islamic state. Harakat-Ul-Jihad-Ul-Islami (HUJI) The aim of HUJI is to achieve though violent means accession of Kashmir to Pakistan, and to spread terror throughout India. HUJI has targeted Indian security positions in Kashmir and conducted operations in India proper. Harakat-Ul-Jihad-Ul-Islami (Bangladesh) (HUJI-B) The main aim of HUJI-B is the creation of an Islamic regime in Bangladesh modelled on the former Taliban regime in Afghanistan. Harakat-Ul-Mujahideen/Alami (HuM/A) and Jundallah. The aim of both HuM/A and Jundallah is the rejection of democracy of even the most Islamic-oriented style, and to establish a caliphate based on Sharia law, in addition to achieving accession of all Kashmir to Pakistan. HuM/A has a broad anti-Western and anti-President Musharraf agenda. Harakat Mujahideen (HM) HM, previously known as Harakat Ul Ansar (HuA), seeks independence for Indian-administered Kashmir. The HM leadership was also a signatory to Usama Bin Laden's 1998 fatwa, which called for worldwide attacks against US and Western interests Hizballah Military Wing Hizballah is committed to armed resistance to the state of Israel, and aims to seize all Palestinian territories and Jerusalem from Israel. Its military wing supports terrorism in Iraq and the Palestinian territories. Hezb-E Islami Gulbuddin (HIG) Led by Gulbuddin Hekmatyar who is in particular very anti-American, HIG is anti-Western and desires the creation of a fundamentalist Islamic State in Afghanistan. Indian Mujahideen (IM) IM aims to establish an Islamic state and implement Sharia law in India using violent means. International Sikh Youth Federation (ISYF) ISYF is an organisation committed to the creation of an independent state of Khalistan for Sikhs within India. Islamic Army of Aden (IAA) The IAA's aims are the overthrow of the current Yemeni government and the establishment of an Islamic State following Sharia Law. Islamic Jihad Union (IJU) The primary strategic goal of the IJU is the elimination of the current Uzbek regime. The IJU would expect that following the removal of President Karimov, elections would occur in which Islamic-democratic political candidates would pursue goals shared by the IJU leadership. Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan (IMU) The primary aim of IMU is to establish an Islamic state in the model of the Taleban in Uzbekistan. However, the IMU is reported to also seek to establish a broader state over the entire Turkestan area. Jaish e Mohammed (JeM) JeM seeks the 'liberation' of Kashmir from Indian control as well as the 'destruction' of America and India. JeM has a stated objective of unifying the various Kashmiri militant groups. Jammat-ul Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB) JMB first came to prominence on 20 May 2002 when eight of its members were arrested in possession of petrol bombs. The group has claimed responsibility for numerous fatal bomb attacks across Bangladesh in recent years, including suicide bomb attacks in 2005. Jeemah Islamiyah (JI) JI's aim is the creation of a unified Islamic state in Singapore, Malaysia,Indonesia and the Southern Philippines.

Khuddam Ul-Islam (Kul) and splinter group Jamaat Ul-Furquan (JuF) The aim of both KUI and JuF are to unite Indian administered Kashmir with Pakistan; to establish a radical Islamist state in Pakistan; the ‘destruction’ of India and the USA; to recruit new jihadis; and the release of imprisoned Kashmiri militants. Kongra Gele Kurdistan (PKK) PKK/KADEK/KG is primarily a separatist movement that seeks an independent Kurdish state in southeast Turkey. The PKK changed its name to KADEK and then to Kongra Gele Kurdistan, although the PKK acronym is still used by parts of the movement. Lashkar e Tayyaba (LT) LT seeks independence for Kashmir and the creation of an Islamic state using violent means. Note: The Government laid an Order in March 2009 which provides that Jama’at’ ud Da’wa (JuD) should be treated as another name for the organisation which is already proscribed as Lashkar e Tayyaba. Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) The LTTE is a terrorist group fighting for a separate Tamil state in the North and East of Sri Lanka. Libyan Islamic Fighting Group (LIFG) The LIFG seeks to replace the current Libyan regime with a hard-line Islamic state. The group is also part of the wider global Islamist extremist movement, as inspired by Al Qa’ida. The group has mounted several operations inside Libya, including a 1996 attempt to assassinate Mu’ammar Qadhafi. Minbar Ansar Deen (also known as Ansar al-Sharia UK) Minbar Ansar Deen is a Salafist group based in the UK that promotes and encourages terrorism. Minbar Ansar Deen distributes content through its online forum which promotes terrorism by encouraging individuals to travel overseas to engage in extremist activity, specifically fighting. The group is not related to Ansar al-Sharia groups in other countries. Palestinian Islamic Jihad - Shaqaqi (PIJ) PIJ aims to end the Israeli occupation of Palestine and to create an Islamic state. It opposes the existence of the state of Israel, the Middle East Peace Process and the Palestinian Authority, and has carried out suicide bombings against Israeli targets. Revolutionary Peoples' Liberation Party - Front (Devrimci Halk Kurtulus Partisi - Cephesi) (DHKP-C) DHKP-C aims to establish a Marxist-Leninist regime in Turkey by means of armed revolutionary struggle. Salafist Group for Call and Combat (Groupe Salafiste pour la Predicationet le Combat) (GSPC) Its aim is to create an Islamic state in Algeria using all necessary means, including violence. Saved Sect or Saviour Sect The Saved Sect is a splinter group of Al-Muhajiroun and disseminates materials that glorify acts of terrorism. Note: The Government laid Orders, in January 2010 and November 2011, which provide that Al Muhajiroun, Islam4UK, Call to Submission, Islamic Path, London School of Sharia and Muslims Against Crusades should be treated as alternative names for the organisation which is already proscribed under the names Al Ghurabaa and The Saved Sect. Sipah-E Sahaba Pakistan (SSP) (Aka Millat-E Islami Pakistan (MIP) - SSP was renamed MIP in April 2003 but is still referred to as SSP) and splinter group Lashkar-E Jhangvi (LeJ) The aim of both SSP and LeJ is to transform Pakistan by violent means into a Sunni state under the total control of Sharia law. Another objective is to have all Shia declared Kafirs and to participate in the destruction of other religions, notably Judaism, Christianity and Hinduism. Note: Kafirs means non-believers: literally, one who refused to see the truth. LeJ does not consider members of the Shia sect to be Muslim, hence they can be considered a ‘legitimate’ target. Tehrik Nefaz-e Shari'at Muhammadi (TNSM) TNSM regularly attacks coalition and Afghan government forces in Afghanistan and provides direct support to Al Qa’ida and the Taliban. One faction of the group claimed responsibility for a suicide attack on an army training compound on 8 November 2007 inDargai,Pakistan, in which 42 soldiers were killed. Tehrik-e Taliban Pakistan (TTP) Tehrik-e Taliban Pakistan has carried out a high number of mass casualty attacks in Pakistan and Afghanistan since 2007. The group have announced various objectives and demands, such as the enforcement of sharia, resistance against the Pakistani army and the removal of NATO forces from Afghanistan. The organisation has also been involved in attacks in the West, such as the attempted Times Square car-bomb attack in May 2 Teyre Azadiye Kurdistan (TAK) TAK is a Kurdish terrorist group currently operating in Turkey.(Note: Mujaheddin e Khalq (MeK) was removed from the list of proscribed organisations in June 2008, as a result of judgements of the Proscribed Organisations Appeals Commission and the Court of Appeal) LIST OF PROSCRIBED NORTHERN IRISH GROUPS Continuity Army Council Cumann na mBan Fianna na hEireann Irish National Liberation Army Irish People's Liberation Organisation Irish Republican Army Loyalist Volunteer Force Orange Volunteers Red Hand Commando Red Hand Defenders Saor Eire Ulster Defence Association Ulster Freedom Fighters Ulster Volunteer Force Home Office 19 July 2013. cribed_organisations.pdf

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A new manager spends a week at his new office with the manager he is replacing. On the last day the departing manager tells him, "I have left three numbered envelopes in the desk drawer. Open an envelope if you encounter a crisis you can't solve." Three months down the track there is major drama, everything goes wrong - the usual stuff - and the manager feels very threatened by it all. He remembers the parting words of his predecessor and opens the first envelope. The message inside says "Blame your predecessor!" He does this and gets off the hook. About half a year later, the company is experiencing a dip in sales, combined with serious product problems. The manager quickly opens the second envelope. The message read, "Reorganize!" This he does, and the company quickly rebounds. Three months later, at his next crisis, opens the third envelope. The message says "Prepare three envelopes"

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Qea (Pronounced Kee-ah) is a girl with an unusual history. She comes from a distant galaxy where warlords rule the law and corruption is rife, so she must become hard to survive, but here on earth a young man will change her heart and risk her life, changing it forever. All teenage girls keep secrets and Kerry Johnston is no exception. More than anyone else she knows how to lie, for ‘Kerry’ is an alias and her life is a nightmare of secrecy, violence and fear. In reality this overweight, limping teenage girl is Qea, a Forbidden child from the Qarntaz Octad, sent to Earth to hide from the warlord she has betrayed. Born third into her family in an overpopulated world where surplus offspring are Forbidden and killed or delivered as fodder for the malevolent Inquisitors, Qea has spent her life in hiding.

by Eve “Scatterling” Hemming

The Baobab Tree The Baobab Tree beguiles anyone who hails from Southern Africa. It has a magnetic pull and an allure. It has a feeling of antiquity and solidity about it- with its heavy robust form; a giant edifice which looms up in its magnificence and grounds us to Africa. On a trajectory level, though, it has the symbolism of being uprooted- mythologically called the ‘Upside Down Tree’. This is the feature which fascinated me - and which provided me with the inspiration to opt for a Baobab tree as the ‘Scatterlings – A Tapestry of Afri-Expat Tales’ book cover design- A tree which signified that we hailed from the vigorous continent of Africa; yet that as the African migrant Diaspora, we often felt uprooted and in some ways may have felt as though we had insidiously, yet rather brutally been shoved head- first into a new and alien soil. For me, there is a sense of reassurance, knowing that as immigrants from Southern Africa, we take with us some of the qualities of the mystical Baobab tree… We take with us that embodiment of Africa- as children of Africa the quintessence is imprinted in our footprint and our heartbeat. We, too, germinated in Africa. We take with us that solidity which signifies that as immigrants we retain that vitality and survival spirit- so that even when we are ‘cut down to size’ - in our new land - we are able to regenerate ourselves to emerge with an adapted reformatted identity. We take with us certain magical and rather unique qualities which people who don’t hail from Africa simply cannot fathom. Possibly it’s in our DNA- children who hail from such antiquity. Or possibly it’s in the air we inhaled, or in the vistas and vibrant energies which we assimilated into our earliest memories- the prowess, passion, fury and unharnessed core of Africa. We are the Baobab Trees- dispersed to the far corners of the Blue Marble, where we are able to sew that African vigour and joie de vivre into a new fabric… Quote: “The magical Baobab tree, also known as the “Tree of Life”, and “The Monkey Bread Tree” is steeped in a wealth of mystique and legend, wherever it occurs in areas of South Africa, Botswana, Namibia, Mozambique and other tropical African countries where suitable habitat occurs. Many local tribes people believe that the Baobab tree grows upside-down, due to the massive trunk, which gives rise to thick tapering branches resembling a root system. There is a tale amongst indigenous people, which tell of how God planted the trees upside-down. Many references have made mention of the exceptional vitality of this tree, noting that even after the entire tree is cut down it simply resprouts from the root and continues to grow; the same is noted of trees which have been blown over in storms. Despite this remarkable vitality, when a tree dies it collapses into a heap of soggy, fibrous pulp. Stories exist of how such quickly decomposing trees spontaneously combust and get completely burnt up. A sure sign of a magical tree... The Baobab tree can provide shelter, water, food and relief from sickness…”

My precious (Saffa-Kiwi) grand daughter Emma aged 11 designed the book cover with her own ‘take’ on it to create the Rainbow Baobab- now emblazoned on the book cover far and wide! My gratitude also goes to Glen Eden School in Auckland whose Kiwi pupils were thrilled to be taught about the Baobab Tree and provided some of the other delightful pictures.

Eve Hemming is a writer and psychologist based in Auckland NZ. She is the author of ‘Scatterlings- A Tapestry of Afri-Expat Tales’. Please contact Eve on for more information and on how to order the book, which is hitting the Southern African expatriate Diaspora by storm. Baobab Mama Africa Out of the earth I grow. Mama Africa Reaching up towards the African sun. Isolated, an individual Strong and tall My offspring take off in all directions We are fed by Mama Africa We keep reaching for our African sun. Not much shade for wildlife Not many leaves to feed on We are alive, we are Mama Africa Underneath our African sun Anna-Maria de Vries

Top 10 Art Exhibitions Lowry The much-loved English painter LS Lowry is the focus of this exhibition at Tate Britain. Bringing together around 80 works, the show explores how Lowry became Britain's pre-eminent painter of the industrial city. Until 20 Oct Poster Art 150 A pioneering patron of poster art, London Underground has developed a worldwide reputation for commissioning striking poster designs. This exhibition brings together 150 of the most iconic designs since the Tube's first graphic poster commission in 1908. Until 5 Jan Serpentine Gallery Pavilion Award-winning Japanese architect Sou Fujimoto was selected to design this year's Serpentine Pavilion. The temporary structure is made from a lattice of steel poles, giving a delicate, lightweight appearance. The Pavilion hosts a cafĂŠ and a variety of different events. Until 20 Oct Club to Catwalk This exhibition at the V&A, explores the creative explosion of London fashion in the 80s and how the impact of underground club culture reinvented the fashion worldwide. More than 85 outfits will be on display by designers such as Vivienne Westwood and John Galliano. Until 16 Feb Australia The Royal Academy of Arts' Australia exhibition spans more than 200 years, from 1800 to the present day, across 200 works, including paintings, drawings, photography, watercolours and multimedia. Until 8 Dec

Only in England

See photos exploring the English character at the Science Museum's brand new Media Space. The show features two photographers: Tony Ray-Jones, who took photos of English customs in the 1960s, and Martin Parr, who produced The NonConformists, a series of black and white photos shot in Yorkshire. Until 16 Mar

Pearls at the V&A See incredible pearl jewels worn by the likes of Charles I and Marilyn Monroe at the V&A. Pearls provides a fascinating insight into the sourcing, trading, cultural significance and status of pearls throughout the ages, from the Roman Empire through Medieval times to the present day. Until 19 Jan Beyond El Dorado Discover the truth behind the myth and explore life in ancient Colombia in this ore-inspiring new exhibition at the British Museum. Beyond El Dorado explores what Colombia was like before the Spanish arrived, charting life in the ancient civilisation from 1600 BC to AD 1700. 17 Oct-23 Mar The Cheapside Hoard Don't miss your chance to see the Cheapside Hoard as it is displayed in full for the first time since it was discovered buried under a cellar floor in the City of London in 1912. On display at the Museum of London, the dazzling collection includes nearly 500 pieces of jewellery. 11 Oct-27 Apr Frieze Art Fair Set in the beautiful surroundings of Regent's Park, Frieze Art Fair attracts more than 150 of the most exciting contemporary art galleries in the world. After browsing the stalls, you can explore the sculpture garden and enjoy guided tours, talks, films and performances. 17-20 Oct

We Love Mandela Exhibition South Africa House 3-16 October

Creative Ways to Repurpose Empty Wine Bottles Enjoy the wine and toss the bottle into the recycle bin. However, you can have more fun with the empty wine bottles by reusing them in 'n' number of ways. With some creativity, you can infuse new life into the empty wine bottles that are dumped in the trash. Create something new for dĂŠcor or for functional purposes, thereby, benefiting both the environment and Economy. There are people who save empty wine bottles because there may be certain special memories associated with them. Some people just plain forget to throw them away, and eventually end up increasing the junk in the basement. Whatever the case, if you have empty wine bottles lying around, put them to good use by employing certain creative ideas and techniques. Even antique and unique wine bottles can be used for decorative purposes. Those empty bottles can be transformed into something that can be used for decorative or utility purposes. Here are some easy stuff to do with empty wine bottles.

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Given above are some images of painted wine bottles that can be used as flower vases, candle holders, or just as showpieces. Soak the bottles in water, and remove the labels as well as the metal collars. Once the bottles are clean and dry, start painting them. You may use spray paint or regular paint. You may go for colors and designs of your choice. While a single coat of paint may be sufficient in some cases, others may require two to three coats. The bottles can be used as and when the paint dries completely. You may use a wide range of materials, like beads, glitter, threads, plastic or fabric flowers, clothes, etc., for decorating wine bottles. You may also use painted wine bottles for this purpose. Another option is to fill the bottle with colored sand, small pebbles, or beads. Take a look at the images given below, for some designs and ideas.

Store Infused infused oils If you are looking for suitable containers for storing flavored oils, then empty wine bottles are perfect. Use bottles with tight corks or stoppers. After washing and removing the labels and metal collars, sterilize the bottles properly. Once the bottles are drained and dry, fill them with the flavored oil. Add fresh herbs and spices to enhance the look. Seal the bottles with corks or stoppers.

Grow herbs * Clean the bottles, and cut them horizontally. The neck piece must be shorter than the bottom piece. * The neck piece has to be placed inside (with the broader end up) the bottom part. In that case, it should not touch the base of the bottom part. * Cutting glass is a task that should be done carefully. If you are not good at it, seek help from a professional. Make sure to sand down the edges. * Once done, keep the cut bottles aside, and take a 2'' x 2'' wire mesh. Make a hole through the center of the mesh, using a knife. * Pass a string through the hole, and make a knot on one side so that it stays in place. Now pass the string through the broad end of the neck piece of the bottle so that it comes out through the narrow part. * The bottom part has to be partly filled with water, and the neck piece with the dangling string has to be placed inside it. The broader part of the neck piece must face upward. * Fill soil or other medium, and plant your herb. While the mesh holds the soil in place, the string absorbs water required by the plant.

Andrew Colomb

Spicy Jumbo Shrimps With Old Cape Flavours Ingredients: 2 lbs shrimp, large, peeled, deveined and rinsed (2 lbs or 1 kg is the cleaned weight) 1 cup yoghurt, full cream (or Greek yoghurt) 1/4 cup honey 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice (lime juice is also great) 8 cardamom pods, crushed (use a pestle and mortar) 2 tablespoons fresh ginger (minced, grated or very finely chopped) 2 tablespoons garlic, fresh (peeled, chopped and crushed) 2 tablespoons olive oil 2 teaspoons turmeric, ground 2 teaspoons paprika (not hot) 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes (or use a few drops hot sauce) 1/2 teaspoon salt


Total Time: 30 mins Prep Time: 15 mins Cook Time: 15 mins

1. In a large bowl mix the ingredients from the yoghurt, down to the salt. Whisk well. It's best to do this well ahead, and leave this sauce, covered, at room temperature -- the flavours meld and improve a lot. 2. Place the cleaned shrimps (preferable in one layer) in a large oven dish or tin, and coat the shrimps with the mixture. Keep some of the sauce for later, if there is enough. Shake the dish, so the thickish sauce penetrates to the bottom of the dish. 3. Marinate the shrimps in the fridge for 1 hour. 4. To grill over hot coals, skewer the shrimps close together on skewers (soaked in water if using wooden skewers). Grill quickly and carefully only until they curl up and turn pink, using any leftover or extra sauce to brush them with. 5. Or bake in a 350 deg F/180 deg C oven, brushing once with the rest of the marinade. 6. Bake only until they turn pink and curl up -- better watch this, as I forgot to time this bit! If they're cold out of the fridge they will take longer -- it's better to take the dish out of the fridge 30 minutes before cooking time. (Tonight, cold from the fridge, they took only about 20 mins to cook). 7. If done in the oven, serve with the juices, over rice. If grilled on skewers, serve with salads and bread. 8. Be warned that shrimps shrink a lot in cooking, and as a main dish 2 lbs/1 kg will really only serve 4 adults! 9. You could stretch it by serving it as a starter, on baby mixed greens moistened with vinaigrette. Serve with crusty bread. 10. Prep time does not include cleaning the shrimps or the marinating time.

Old-fashioned, home-made South African Ginger Beer A delicious taste of childhood: lemony, gingery and fizzy. It's so refreshing and so easy to make that I have now resolved to make a batch every two days. It's the taste of dusty summer days, burbling swimming pools, country fĂŞtes and beaming grannies. grated rind of 2 lemons 2 thumb-sized pieces of fresh ginger 250 ml (1 cup) freshly squeezed lemon juice (see Note 2, below) 3 grape-sized knobs of whole dried ginger (optional, see Note 3) 6 raisins 750 ml (3 cups) white sugar (if you prefer a dry beer, use 650 ml) 5 litres water a 10-gram sachet of instant (active dry) yeast Using the fine teeth of a cheesegrater, grate the lemon rind directly into a large, very clean plastic bucket (or a plastic bowl capable of holding 5 litres of water; see Note 1, below). Be sure not to grate in any any bits of white pith, which will make the beer bitter. Now grate in the fresh ginger, using the coarse teeth of the grater. Add the freshly Wonderfully refreshing home-made ginger beer from South Africa. squeezed lemon juice, the whole dried ginger (optional), the raisins, and the sugar. Pour 1 litre of hot water into the bucket and stir well for about 3 minutes, or until the sugar has completely dissolved. Leave to cool for 5 minutes. Now pour another 4 litres of warm water into the bucket, keeping a finger in the bucket to monitor the temperature of the water. The mixture should be warm - a few degrees above blood temperature - but not so warm that your finger thinks it's having a nice hot bath. * Sprinkle the dried yeast over the top of the water and leave for five minutes, or until it's dissolved. Now give the bucket of liquid a good stir with a wooden spoon or similar implement. * Cover the bucket with cling film and put it in a warmish place (not in direct sunlight). Leave for about 45 hours, stirring once or twice. During this time, you'll see the raisins begin to spin in the water and the mixture will burble softly. When the raisins float to the top, the ginger beer is ready to bottle. * Scoop out the floating ginger pieces and lemon rind with a sieve and discard. Now strain the ginger beer, through a sieve, into a large jug with a pouring spout (you may have to do this in batches, if your jug is small). Put a towel or some newspaper on the counter while you do this, because there will be spillage. * Decant the strained ginger beer into clean, rinsed plastic bottles (see Note 3, below), filling each bottle to about 7 centimetres from the top. Put a single raisin (taken from the raisins you added earlier) in each bottle, screw on the lids tightly, and set the bottles on a counter-top, at room temperature. They shouldn't be in a warm place, or in direct sunlight. * Leave overnight (or for at least 8 hours). During this time, the mixture will develop a lovely fizz. (See Note 4, below). * Now open each bottle very carefully: unscrew the lid gingerly (excuse the pun), in small increments, so that the gas escapes in little puffs. The liquid inside should fizz satisfyingly. When you've released the excess gas, screw on the lids tightly again, and put the bottles in the fridge. (The cold will all but stop the fermentation process). * Leave to chill completely. Serve with a slice of lemon and plenty of ice. Or try it with a stiff glug of gin. Makes about 5 litres. Keeps well in the fridge for up to a week. inview=215&market=4&country=GBR&template=40&homepage=215&language=1&type=normal

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Identity Theft Your identity is one of your most valuable assets. However, criminals can use a number of methods to find out your personal information and will then use it to open bank accounts, take out credit cards and apply for state benefits in your name. If your identity is stolen, you can lose money and may find it difficult to get loans, credit cards or a mortgage until the matter is sorted out.

What signs should I look out for? There are a number of signs to look out for that may mean you are or may become a victim of identity theft. These include: You have lost or have important documents stolen, such as your passport or driving licence. Post from your bank or utility provider doesn’t arrive. Items that you don’t recognise appear on your bank or credit card statement. You apply for state benefits, but are told you are already claiming. You receive bills or receipts for goods or services you haven’t asked for. You are refused financial services, credit cards or a loan, despite having a good credit rating. You receive letters in your name from solicitors or debt collectors for debts that aren’t yours.

What can I do if I'm a victim of identity theft? If you think you are a victim identity theft or fraud, act quickly to ensure you are not liable for any financial losses. Report all lost or stolen documents, such as passports, driving licences, credit cards and cheque books to the organisation that issued them. Inform your bank, building society and credit card company of any unusual transactions on your statement. Request a copy of your credit file to check for any suspicious credit applications. Report the theft of personal documents and suspicious credit applications to the police and ask for a crime reference number. Contact CIFAS (the UK’s Fraud Prevention Service) to apply for protective registration. Once you have registered you should be aware that CIFAS members will carry out extra checks to see when anyone, including you, applies for a financial service, such as a loan, using your address. CIFAS – The UK’s Fraud Prevention Service Capital House E-State Bankhead Crossway South Edinburgh EH11 4EP

Gasak is a graffiti artist from Pietermartizburg , South Africa with a mission to bring Peace and Awareness to the murder capital of the world by using a spraycan as his weapon of choice to portray peace. BE INSPIRED Mission: To bring awareness to the drug war and criminal organizations running within it on an international level. To bring unity and peace while using art as a form of protest against the drug war and criminal organizations running within it. Vision Services: Public talks to schools and narcotic rehabilitation Centre’s in RSA and USA about the effect that drugs have on the world; the economy, addicts as well as everyday people who do not have any direct contact with drugs or the criminal organisations. Aim To paint 8 large-scale portraits of international peace leaders on public walls in the heart of the drug war, which is the murder capital of the world and the hotspot for the biggest criminal organisation of the world as well as it’s bordering city; Juarez, Mexico and Texas, America. From a birds eye view the portraits will geographically form a heart. History Why does event exist: whilst approaching a club in Durban South Africa to do a mural as a form of fundraising for Faces to inspire , Gasak was approached by 8 men who were on drugs at the time, they proceeded to physically assault and strip search him checking for wires linked to the police then finally removed his only personal item on him which was his cellphone. After being threatened with his life if he took the situation to the police, Gasak approached the main police headquarters in Durban anyway. The police accused him of being in that area to sell his cellphone for drugs. This is when Gasak came to the realisation that the drug war not only affects the people directly in contact with drugs but also innocent bystanders. How did it start: After much research it was evident that tackling small areas which are affected by the drug war would not make the greatest impact but rather going to the heart of the matter in Mexico and America would get a bigger result on an international level. Past successful projects Faces to Inspire (2011) - A week long project where five faces were painted of inspirational and successful South African celebrities to bring hope and color to Kwa Mashu; a township community in one of the highest crime rated areas in South Africa. From a birds eye view the portraits geographically form a heart. The objective was for a South African white male to break racial boundaries by living in the township during the course of this project. *Please note that a lot of anthropological research has gone into the “Face the Peace” project, and the project will be conducted in a disciplined, professional, and ethical manner from start to finish.

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Wind up a company that owes you money 1. Overview You can apply to the court to ‘wind up’ a company if it can’t pay its debts of more than £750. Your application to the court is known as a ‘winding up petition’. If successful, the company will be put into liquidation. You may not get all or any of the money you’re owed - a debt specialist (eg a solicitor) can help you work out the best way to recover a debt and send your petition. Before you petition the court You must be able to: * prove the company owes more than £750 (to one or more creditors) * prove the company can’t repay what they owe You can use a statutory demand to do this. This is a formal request for the debt to be paid. You can petition the court if the company: * doesn’t respond to the statutory demand within 21 days * breaks a written promise to pay the debt Scottish companies The winding up process is different in Scotland. 2. Forms and fees To petition the court, you need to arrange to send the right forms to the court that can deal with your petition and pay the court fees. Forms You need form 4.2 and a statement of truth. You must fill in 3 copies and sign each one. The statement of truth is a legal document which says that everything you’ve written in the petition is true. You can buy one from a legal stationers. Fees The fees are: £220 - court fees £1,165 - petition deposit (for managing the ‘winding up’) You might be able get the fees back if the company can afford to repay them. You can pay using cash, postal orders or a building society, bank or solicitor’s cheque made payable to Her Majesty’s Courts & Tribunal Service. Where to send the petition If the company has a ‘paid up share capital’ of more than £120,000 (this will be shown in the company information) send the petition to the High Court. The High Court Companies Court 7 Rolls Buildings Fetter Lane London EC4A 1NL

Nix Color Sensor A small device that lets you sample colors from surrounding objects. You can save the RGB values of colors and even look for paint stores that sell the exact same color of paint. It works with iOS, Android, Windows and OS X.

Water Bottle Humidifier Fast Company says it’s made for dorm rooms but we think that understates the usefulness of repurposing any water bottle with the USB-powered Amazing Humidifier. It’d be great for making any personal space less stuffy.

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Four Simple Steps to a Healthier and Leaner Life

Many are jumping from diet to diet in pursuit of a thin and healthy body. Over the past eight years, GI (low-glycemic) and then LCHF, have been the most popular methods in Sweden. However, during the past few weeks intermittent fasting in the form of 5:2 (eat just 5-600 calories two days a week) has become hysterically popular. The reason is likely that all three methods work. Furthermore, they work in a similar way. The figure above is from a recent and worth-reading post by science writer Ann Fernholm: You’ll Become Less Sweet with the 5:2 Diet (Google translated from Swedish).

Lifestyle for Weight Regulation and Health The figure above shows how all versions of a low-carb diet (for example a low glycemic load diet, LCHF, Atkins or Paleo) will lower blood sugar and the fat storing hormone insulin. And so does intermittent fasting, such as 5:2 or 16:8. And so do exercise and adequate amounts of sleep and relaxation (by hormonal influence). In other words, a low-carb diet, intermittent fasting, good sleep and exercise create a synergistic effect – for optimal weight and good health. However, diet is by far the biggest piece of the puzzle when it comes to weight. The Opposite What about the opposite of this? A lifestyle that creates the worst conditions for maintaining a good weight and health? This means living a lifestyle that most people in our modern society live today: Lifestyle for Obesity and Disease

The figure above is also from Fernholm’s blog post, but I modified (improved) it a little. What’s the best way to become fat and sick? There are four pieces of this puzzle. 1. Eat a diet full of bad carbs and sugar (this includes all wheat flour foods – such as bread and pasta – which turns into glucose already in the stomach). Looking for low-fat products may facilitate weight gain (fat storing) as they often contain extra sugar/starch 2. Make sure to eat at least every three hours (a sick piece of advice) 3. Keep a continuously high stress level and sleep too little 4. Don’t exercise Conclusion Follow the advice in the green figure to become thinner and healthier. Or choose the red ones for the opposite effect. Which one of the green puzzle pieces is hardest for you to do?

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“A dream to some - A nightmare to others” Self-Defence for Men, Women and Children Crime figures from the Metropolitan Police show that there are over 150,000 violent attacks in London each year and just under 10,000 sexual attacks, including rape (of children, women and men) and1000 knife attacks each month in London alone. * Do you feel safe when travelling or in your home alone? * What would you do if someone confronted you or attacked you? * Do you travel late at night or on your own? How quickly one reacts to an attack is critical. Everyone experiences shock; we teach people how to override the shock of an attack as quickly as possible and to react positively and instinctively. We teach the skills to defend against any type of attack; bare hand, kick, knife, bottle, guns, from faceon, the side, behind, and on the ground and even how to defend yourself from more than one attacker.

"You have got nothing to lose, but everything to gain" Taking a self-defence course or learning self defence in our martial arts classes is like buying insurance for your house or car; it offers you peace of mind. We teach students self-defence techniques that give them the confidence to defend themselves in any situation. We teach self-defence as part of all our martial arts lessons, plus self-defence courses for members and non-members, located in and around South London and Surrey. Courses can be tailor made to suit your business, organisations, school or college. We offer specific self-defence for children in our dedicated children’s martial arts classes, which give children the skills to defend themselves against playground bullies, attacks and unwanted advances from other children and adults.

Having skills in self-defence in London is important, because violent and sexual crime is a reality! To go through life just hoping ‘it will not happen to me’ is a mistake, potentially a fatal mistake. The reality is that you may be the victim of a violent or sexual attack. Learning how to defend yourself is the only viable way to increase your chances of escaping unharmed.

The self-defence techniques we teach use the speed, weight and strength of the attacker against themselves, and because of this, they are suitable for all age group and size. Students learn how to use the minimum amount of effort for the maximum effect, so it doesn’t matter how big or strong the attacker is.

"It’s better to have and not need, than to need and not have" Fighting Fit, one of the leading martial arts school in South London and Surrey, offers a unique and practical self-defence system which has been developed by Tony Lloyd, 8 th degree black belt and master in many forms of the martial arts. Tony and his team of highly qualified instructors have provided self-defence training to police officers, the armed forces, security guards and even nuns. In fact one of his assistant instructors is a practising ‘priest’!! We can also provide tailor-made self defence and awareness courses for members of your family, that maybe travelling nationally or internationally, to give you peace of mind. Our self-defence system is part of the art of Seal Lung a unique, effective and easy to learn, mixed martial art. Seal Lung is the art of practical self defence and fitness. It incorporates anything that can work on the street, the home, in the martial arts school as well as keeping you in shape. If it works we incorporate it into the system.

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Portsmouth Travel Guide Portsmouth - the waterfront city At the heart of the city is Portsmouth Historic Dockyard. Here you can explore Lord Nelson’s flagship, HMS Victory and tour Queen Victoria’s battleship, HMS Warrior 1860. You visit the Mary Rose Museum and trace the history of the Royal Navy at the Royal Naval Museum. Culture & heritage With 11 inspiring museums, Portsmouth has a great story to tell. Discover more about its naval heritage at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard and the Royal Marines Museum. Hear about Portsmouth’s role in WWII at the D-Day Museum and learn more about famous author Charles Dickens at the very place he was born. Attractions The Spinnaker Tower is a great place to begin your visit to Portsmouth. Standing 170m high with the city laid out before you, you’ll be able to see how compact the city is. Watch the bustling harbour in action and dare to step out onto Europe’s largest glass floor. Shopping Portsmouth is a shopping haven, with three distinct areas offering something different. Portsmouth’s City Centre has all the big names you’ll recognise. Enjoy the indoor mall at Cascades and a street market dating back centuries. Southsea boasts an impressive range of specialist retailers plus two department stores. Or head to Gunwharf Quays and discover more than 95 designer outlet stores.

Food & drink Portsmouth boasts a number of award-winning restaurants and is home to two of its very own food festivals. With regular farmers' markets and plenty of establishments offering a taste of local food, Portsmouth is becoming the South’s newest foodie haven. Sport Head to Fratton Park to catch the Premier League’s finest in action and some of the most passionate fans in the country. Every October Portsmouth is host to the Great South Run, Europe’s leading 10-mile road race. Music & nightlife The legendary Wedgewood Rooms in Southsea is the best place to catch the emerging Portsmouth talent and popular acts on tour. Gunwharf Quays is home to more than 30 bars and restaurants so perfect for a night on the tiles! Buy before you fly There are so many great things to see and do in Portsmouth, so don’t waste time. Visit our online shop to get discounts on attractions and services. For great offers, go to VisitBritain Shop .

Rules for Motorcyclists Motorcycle licence requirements If you have a provisional motorcycle licence, you MUST satisfactorily complete a Compulsory Basic Training (CBT) course. You can then ride a motorcycle up to 125 cc with a power output not exceeding 11 kW on the public road, with L plates (in Wales either D plates, L plates or both can be used), for up to two years. Under direct access you can practise on a motorcycle that exceeds 125 cc provided that: * you meet the minimum age for the category concerned * you’re accompanied at all times by a qualified approved trainer, who is on another motorcycle and in radio contact with you * fluorescent or reflective safety clothing is worn during supervision * red L plates (D plates in Wales) are fitted and provisional licence restrictions followed. To obtain your full motorcycle licence you MUST pass a motorcycle theory test and then a practical test. A1 motorcycle licence: At age 17 or over, you take a test on a motorcycle without sidecar of between 120 and 125 cc. If you pass you may ride a motorcycle up to 125 cc with power output up to 11 kW, or a motor tricycle with power not exceeding 15 kW. A2 motorcycle licence: At age 19 or over, you take a test on a motorcycle without sidecar of at least 395 cc with a power output of at least 25 kW but not exceeding 35 kW. If you pass, you may ride any motorcycle not exceeding 35 kW and with a power to weight ratio not exceeding 0.2 kW/kg. Full A motorcycle licence: Test taken on a motorcycle without sidecar, of at least 595 cc and an engine power of at least 40 kW. This gives you full access to all motorcycles and motor tricycles. You obtain a category A licence by taking progressive access from age 21, or under the direct access scheme from age 24. Category A under progressive access: You can take a category A practical test at age 21 if you already have an A2 licence that you’ve held for a minimum of two years. You don’t need to take another theory test or hold a CBT certificate. Category A under direct access: This is for riders aged 24 or over. To obtain a category A licence you must * successfully complete a CBT course * pass the motorcycle theory test * pass the practical motorcycle test. Passing the practical test on a motorcycle of at least 40 kW (53.6bhp) gives immediate access to all sizes of motorcycle.

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Golf Speak Golf has a language of its own. Here’s a brief introduction to some of its terms: Par

The allocated number of strokes given to each hole and to the full round Birdie Scoring one under par on a hole Eagle Scoring two under par on a hole Bogey Scoring one over par on a hole Air shot When you try to hit the ball and miss Draw A shot which curves gently from right to left, when played by a right-handed player. It’s the opposite for left-handers. Hook A shot which curves sharply right to left, when played by a righthanded player. It’s the opposite for left-handers. Fade A shot which curves gently from left to right, when played by a right-handed player. It’s the opposite for left-handers. Slice A shot which curves sharply left to right, when played by a righthanded player. It’s the opposite for left-handers. Tee box The starting point for a hole Fairway The well mown grass from tee to green Rough Taller grass that lines the fairway Green The putting surface on a hole Through the green All of the area of the course with the exception of the teeing ground, the green and any hazard Water hazard Any sea, lake, pond, river, ditch, surface drainage ditch or other open water course (doesn't have to contain water) - defined by yellow stakes or lines Casual water A temporary accumulation of water on the course where you may take a free drop Out of bounds When your ball goes over a boundary of the course Handicap An allowance of strokes allocated to each player based on thier ability Net Score A player's score after subtracting thier handicap from the gross or actual score Marker Someone appointed to record your score Honour The right to play first from the teeing ground. It's determined by the lowest score on the previous hole or on the first tee by the flip of a coin Lost ball When you can't find your ball within five minutes of starting to look for it Provisional ball Another ball that is played when you think your ball might have gone out of bounds or is lost

Saracens at Wembley Saracens will return to Wembley on Friday 18th October as they take on Toulouse in a night of Heineken Cup action in which the club will play its 10th match at the iconic venue. These occasions promise great rugby at a great stadium with live entertainment at a great price, and they consistently deliver. The club has played nine previous times at the national stadium since September 2009, creating nine memorable occasions…winning six times, hosting entertainers such as McFly, The Saturdays, Chipmunk, Tinchy Stryder, Eliza Doolittle, Ronan Parke, Diversity, Right Said Fred and the cast of War Horse, producing spectacles with tightrope walkers, flame-throwers, gymnasts and mass choirs, engaging and exciting youngsters who have marched in the Pride and unity parades and danced on the pitch, attracting VIP’s such as Prince Harry. In March 2012, Saracens attracted an attendance of 83,671…the largest crowd ever to watch a rugby match in the United Kingdom and the largest crowd ever to watch a club rugby match anywhere in the world.

OSCAP is a group of citizens from South African and around the world who are outraged at the slaughter of our rhino and other threatened animal species by local and international poaching syndicates. We assist in the protection of certain threatened species in Southern Africa and are fighting to end the illegal wildlife trade in threatened species. We also work to raise awareness of these issues. OSCAP works with all stakeholders including government, enforcement agencies, communities, NGOs and private individuals in order to protect wild animals from poaching and exploitation and to ensure the long-term survival of wildlife in southern Africa. OSCAP’s aim is to put a stop to rhino hunting in South Africa (which is currently being used to fuel trade in rhino horn trophies), prevent trade in rhino horn both locally and internationally and keep people informed on the crises that the rhino are in. Rhinos must be protected at all costs from becoming yet another animal to be added to the extinction list.

Poachers have killed 688 rhinos in South Africa since the beginning of 2013! Become part of the solution! What do you need to do to help? Join our facebook groups: groups And nd if you’re in the UK Start sharing your ideas and comments with over 9000 like-minded individuals and join in with the organised events (protests, signings, music events, etc) Donate, if you can, as OSCAP relies solely on donations in order for us to provide services and 100% of funds raise go towards Our Rhinos.

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