This startling and disturbing news piece reports how impoverished rural populations living with HIV have resorted to eating cow shit so that they can “properly” take their anti-retroviral medications to keep them alive.
I thought this was a really great piece that @MrHalter did for the #Helmets4Daze show. There is such great and terrible history associated with the Swazi logo, unfortunately most people only associate it with the latter. this is the logo for the Buddhist Swastika a religion that began in 2553 which is based on understanding suffering and how to end it. I’m not one to wear a Swazi but I felt this was delivered in a way that 1 made me think, 2 made me understand and 3 made us open the door to conversation. Great job Ryan.
The news this week has been dominated by marijuana. Among pot smokers in Europe, “Swazi Gold” has a good reputation as a quality product. Here it’s called “dagga”. The best dagga is grown in the high veld. The growers are often quite elderly. It is not uncommon to read reports of gogos being arrested for being in possession of hundreds of kilos of marijuana. Perhaps they are just sitting on the…
Blyde River Canyon in Mpumalanga. Mpumalanga, is a province of South
Africa. The name means east or literally “the place where the sun rises”
in Swazi, Xhosa, Ndebele and Zulu. Mpumalanga lies in eastern South
Africa, north of KwaZulu-Natal and bordering Swaziland and Mozambique.
It constitutes 6.5% of South Africa’s land area.