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FRACKING - what is it & why don't we want it?

Posted by Rogeema Kenny on Monday, December 31, 2012, In : Activism 

I'm sure you have heard about the phenomenon of 'fracking' in the media of late, because of the planned fracking activities in the Karoo. You might be confused as to what it is and how it works, and what the big deal about it is.
As an engineer and scientist, I am all for enhancements in technology and enhancing quality of life by using the environment around us in a responsible way. However, the emphasis here is on RESPONSIBLE. I am also very passionate about the environment, and when it com...

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The days of Hajj (part 2 of 2)

Posted by Rogeema Kenny on Monday, December 17, 2012, In : Hajj 

If you haven't read part 1 of this post, please do so first by going here: The days of Hajj (part 1 of 2)

The literal meaning of the days of Tashreek is The days of drying meat.

It is the days of sacrifice, and the pelting of the jamaraat. The sacrifice refers to the animal that is slaughtered during these days on behalf of the hujaaj.

We had to be back on Mina before Maghrib...only beyond the border of Mina, and not necessarily at our campsite, which was quite far into Mina from where we would ...

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The days of Hajj (part 1 of 2)

Posted by Rogeema Kenny on Saturday, November 10, 2012, In : Hajj 

The end of 6 intense days. Exhausted, my right arm sore from pelting, my legs sore from walking, my shoulders in pain from carrying the backpack, my lower back sore too, my skin spotty and bumpy as a coping mechanism of fighting the heat. These are signs that I've given everything I had, and therefore it made me happy and content. It was a good pain, a very good pain!

The days that contained within it the most important day of my life since the day I was born, as it is the day I was 'reborn'....

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