Ping

I watched a video tutorial on YouTube made by someone who runs childbirth preparation classes. She used a balloon and a ping-pong ball to demonstrate how contractions work to push a baby into the birth canal during labour. I thought it was brilliant. So did many other people, who expressed their appreciation for this simple…

Between the tracks

The tourist train between the city and Nshongweni idles at Dalbridge then glides towards Berea. Past the black plastic shelters of those who have lost their homes and their hopes. Along embankments of litter. Into long tunnels hewn through cliffs (How many people took how long, at what cost to achieve this?) The train emerges…