Changed our per­cep­tion

go! Platteland - - LETTERS -

The Plat­te­land cover has of­ten caught my eye from the queue at the cash reg­is­ter, but it’s only in the past 10 days, while on hol­i­day in the Kgala­gadi, that I have had a chance to read all the sto­ries: two is­sues in English and oth­ers in my beloved home lan­guage. Wow, this is one fan­tas­tic recipe for a farm girl like me who is stuck in Sea Point (by choice), yet long for the plat­te­land and its art­less sin­cer­ity and non­cha­lance.

We stayed over in Kaka­mas and gos­siped with a waiter about the town and the fact that I, a Capeto­nian, now saw the place in a whole new light be­cause I knew more about what it had to of­fer, thanks to Plat­te­land. Later this month I’m vis­it­ing Parys, Free State, which I’ve never been to, and I’ve al­ready checked out my ac­com­mo­da­tion via Plat­te­land.

When I read about the fancy peo­ple who moved from the city and now make the most of their tal­ents in small towns, I re­alise again that peo­ple are only peo­ple and all want the same things: hon­esty and a place in the sun, no mat­ter the size of the au­di­ence.

I am go­ing to buy all the pre­vi­ous is­sues of Plat­te­land im­me­di­ately – not the dig­i­tal ver­sions, but those printed on paper!

En­gela du Toit, SEA POINT

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