-  Diary of an Adventure   -  Juba Adventures

The sun didn’t rise this morning over a cool Juba Town, hiding behind a veil of haze. The drive through to the office from Juba 3 a series of snapshots of how long the road back is for this troubled country.

Empty streets this early soon after the lifting of the curfew, as people move out of Juba at night to hide in the bush, or take refuge in the UN compounds. For those who do wonder onto the roads, the lottery of soldiers at checkpoints where men are dragged from the back of vehicles, kicked, beaten and possibly killed. For women, perhaps worse. From some a smile. A stretch of road, empty of armed men. The chance to ease the tension. Coiled in your gut. Wondering. The radio quiet.

In his time Jan has been an electronics, nuclear and power system engineer, a strategist, a humanitarian and an artist. A career path linked by creativity and innovative thinking. Initially trained at the Johannesburg College of Art, Jan has won numerous international awards and has exhibited nationally and internationally. He can be found in his studio ‘Jandreart’ located at Thesen Harbour Town, Knysna.

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