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Bronwyn Varty-Laburn

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Bronwyn is 4th generation custodian of Londolozi Game Reserve, a mother, Master life coach and also one of its most longstanding employees, having grown up on the floors of the kitchen and in the gardens of the lodge. Bronwyn’s official title is that ...

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on 25 Years on: Free and Fair Elections at Londolozi

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Marinda Drake
Master Tracker

This is such a lovely feel good blog. It make me proud to be a South African.

Joan Schmiidt
Digital Tracker

Bro Wynn – great article. We saw in the newspaper today about the elections in S Africa, wonderful to see so many voting – keep up the good work!

Penny Tainton
Explorer

What a wonderful place to be able to vote for our future South Africa – a place which works to protect and promote so much that is important in that future! Thanks for sharing the magic.

Mary Beth Wheeler
Guest contributor

Congratulations on your Election Day!

Doug Hammerich
Senior Digital Ranger

This particular blog contrasts sharply with the chaotic snakepit which is the current state of politics here in the USA. Thank you for permitting me to vicariously revisit Londolozi every day.

Victoria Auchincloss
Senior Digital Ranger

How marvelous to see everyone happily voting. We so hope that South Africa can rise out of the fallout from the Zumba years. Best to everyone. Victoria

Vin Beni
Guest contributor

It’s been fascinating experiencing the evolution of democracy and the Mandela legacy firsthand during the past 6 years. Previously, my experiences were from afar, filled with admiration for his courage and contributions. To visit and experience the country has had a profound effect.

It’s also interesting to note that SA is experiencing some of the electoral challenges that many countries have experienced, including the US.

Bob and Lucie Fjeldstad
Guest contributor

Ones vote may not seem like much until it is added to other singular votes and turns out to have the power to change the course of human events and perhaps even the fulfillment of freedom for all

Al Kaiser
Guest contributor

Great to see all of the participation and also wonderful to see so many familiar faces. Never seen Bennet Mathonsi without his leather brimmed hat!,

Denise Vouri
Guest contributor

Beautiful commentary on your elections that so many of us take for granted. It is heartening to know your voting procedures work so well and I wish RSA citizens a future of continued growth and prosperity.

My first trip to South Africa took place in December. 1995 after the lifting of apartheid. I had so wanted to visit before, but the country’s treatment against blacks was a deterrent to my travels. That first trip was life changing for me and I return every chance I get. Hopefully I’ll see all the smiling faces of Londolozi again within the next year and that today’s political outcome will be better than ours has been.

Michael and Terri Klauber
Guest contributor

Bronwyn, It is truly exciting to see so much excitement (and participation!) in the elections! We know there are still many challenges ahead, but seeing such broad participation is a positive for sure.

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