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In this insightful gem, journalist and life coach Wanda Hennig writes wisely, hilariously and sometimes poignantly about sex and food; living for three-and-a-half years at the San Francisco Zen Center; moving solo from one continent to another; meditation; creative mindfulness strategies and more. Cravings: A Zen-inspired memoir about sensual pleasures, freedom from dark places, and living and eating with abandon (Say Yes Press). Edition Two (Mouth Orgasm edition) published August 2017 (ISBN 9780996820523 paperback; ISBN 9780996820523 eBook).

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Woza eNanda heritage site hails South African heroes

May 20, 2010 – 2:45 pm
Michael-Sutcliffe, Logie-Naidoo and Zweli-Mkize launch Woza eNanda.

Experiencing the political change of South Africa rates as the second preference of most foreign visitors after a visit to a game park. Until recently, there was a lack of tourism facilities in KwaZulu-Natal with a strong liberation theme.
By Wanda Hennig

The heart of Inanda, the sprawling township that is part of the greater Durban municipality, known as eThekweni (Zulu for “where the earth and the ocean meet”), is called Freedom Valley for good reason. It is a fountainhead of South Africa’s rich liberation history; a source of legendary — and contemporary — people, places and events that have shaped and continue to shape the “new” South Africa.

Let Football Nights plan your World Cup South Africa travel

April 12, 2010 – 4:17 pm
World Cup South Africa entertainment option

Are you going to South Africa for the 2010 world cup soccer tournament. If not, why not? The good news …

RSA-USA and Invictus beyond the Oscars

March 4, 2010 – 4:59 pm
Screen shot 2010-03-04 at 12.02.57 PM

What South Africa, Clint Eastward’s movie and Morgan Freeman’s Mandela moment can teach the USA. Ten reasons to see the Oscar-nominated film (with Freeman nominated for Best Actor and Matt Damon for Best Supporting Actor).

By Wanda Hennig

Invictus is the story of the 1995 Rugby World Cup, hosted and won by South Africa. The movie is a tribute to Nelson Mandela’s vision and leadership — and a lot more. Go see it and be inspired. Perhaps it will give you new thoughts and insights on Washington politics and the US health care debate. The Top 10 list starts with rugby

Every year is Year of the Tiger at South Africa’s Tiger Canyons

January 20, 2010 – 12:23 pm
Books by Daryl and Sharna Balfour. Screen shot.
Acclaimed wildlife author and photographer Daryl Balfour was in the tiger’s den at South Africa’s famed JV Tiger Canyons five hours after tiger Julie gave birth to her five cubs, including a white cub.

Story by Daryl Balfour
Guest Contributor
Photos by Daryl and Sharna Balfour

I spent two hours in a tiger’s den this week, watching her nurse five hours-old newborn cubs — including the first white cub born in the wild in more than 50 years.

Tembe has Africa’s biggest tusker and web-spinning spider plus tiny suni

November 15, 2009 – 8:03 pm
The game-spotting vehicle at Tembe.
Isilo could be the world’s largest elephant; the suni is one of Africa’s smallest antelope; and scientists thought until recently that nephila komaci — the female spider has a leg-span of five inches — was extinct.

By guest Africa correspondent Graham Linscott

Photos by Wayne Matthews

TEMBE Elephant Park, a wilderness in the remote north-east of the South African province of KwaZulu-Natal, offers visitors the opportunity to step back 200 years into unspoiled pre-colonial Africa.

It also offers the opportunity to spot southern Africa’s largest tusker, a giant bull elephant named Isilo who is about 65 years old …

Oakland and South Africa connect. So what does Cheetah Outreach have to do with it?

November 3, 2009 – 11:58 pm
Vergelegen Wine Estate — a Cape Dutch picture.

Vicki Gutgesell loves animals and she loves to travel. She goes to see wildlife, birdlife and marine life au natural …

Alive in South Africa: When an expat goes ‘home’

September 10, 2009 – 10:45 am

What is it like to return to your roots, your soil, for the first time after you’ve emigrated and made …

Top 10 Facts: 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa

August 15, 2009 – 6:49 pm
Durban stadium model.

When does the 2010 Fifa World Cup begin and how long will it last?
The first game kicks off at Soccer …

Butterfly effect links Buddhist groups in South Africa and San Francisco

May 29, 2009 – 2:37 pm
Two of Mbali Ndlovu's cousins play in the yard.
And a miracle called Woza Moya is born in KwaZulu-Natal

Story and photos by Wanda Hennig
First published in the Sunday Tribune, South Africa
The Ufafa district, near Ixopo in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa, is home to around 23,000 people. Families reside in a sprawling muddle of family compounds that stagger up hills and tumble into valleys, forming a jumbled patchwork of mud, thatch, concrete block and tin. The dwellings have no electricity. Water for drinking, washing, cooking and bathing is hand-pumped from underground wells and carried in plastic bucket and barrels. The area could have been forgotten. But — was it serendipity, karma or …