"As if climate change isn''t bad enough, the world is becoming poorer and food more expensive. If we're to survive, we have to do away with superfluity and waste"

~Prof Mohammad Karaan, Dean of AgriSciences, University of Stellenbosch

"Statistically, the probability of any one of us being here is so small that you would think the mere fact of existing would keep us all in a contented dazzlement of surprise"

~Lewis Thomas, 1913 - 1993

"Too much sanity may be madness. But maddest of all: to see life as it is and not as it should be"


"We didn't inherit a farm from our parents, we're borrowing it from our children"

~Caledon farmer, Josias le Roux, on his responsibility to improve his inherited land