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Kimon de Greef

Kimon de Greef

    Rough diamonds are a Rasta's best friend
    Rough diamonds are a Rasta's best friend
    Yellow built his house by selling ganja. It has a carport, tiled floors and satellite television, all paid for in cash. The neighbouring homes, which...
    Cape herb trade worries ecologists
    Cape herb trade worries ecologists
    It was a flawless Cape Town Saturday, the kind of day people gravitate to beaches and picnic spots, and Ras Benjamin stepped on to the mountain....
    Fishing for answers at poaching's ground zero
    Fishing for answers at poaching's ground zero
    A little over a year ago, I drove my scooter into Hangberg in the Western Cape and met a perlemoen poaching kingpin. It was a Wednesday afternoon and...
    Tik-tock: Hangberg's meth timebomb
    Tik-tock: Hangberg's meth timebomb
    Keypads, batteries, touch screens, circuit boards, SIM cards, camera lenses, plastic clips. Lance the cellphone repair guy is scratching through an...
    Greenies bark up the wrong tree
    Greenies bark up the wrong tree
    Trees are on the move. The composition of the world's savanna landscapes is changing and carbon dioxide, more famously responsible for tweaking...