“Ladies and gentlemen, please fasten your seatbelts and ensure your tray tables are up and your armrests down. We are on our final approach for OR Tambo airport in Johannesburg.” The announcement from the air steward never fails to get my heart beating just a bit faster. The red-brown soil, peeking through the forest-like greentop competes with the sparkling blue swimming pools that dot the landscape of Joburg as I look out of the window of the landing plane. Africa is in my soul.
Dr Graeme Codrington 9 May 2008