Gobsmacked


Gobsmacked

Angry Cape Town neighbours are in a froth over the Chinese Consulate next door. Giovanni Lorenzi has first-hand experience of the Jekyll and Hyde nature of the world’s latest superpower.

Lorenzi and his family have lived in the Cape Town suburb of Fernwood, close to Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens for 12 years and, although they were very happy at first, the past four or five years have been a nightmare. That’s because the Chinese government has been building the mother-of-all-consulates right next door to Lorenzi’s rather lovely Tuscan pile.

Like to see more ?


Subscribe to our on-line edition !

For a mere R305.00 per year you get the convenience of our online version including:
  • Twelve monthly issues of Noseweek delivered to your browser
  • A searchable archive
  • Access to every back issue since 1993 !
  • A downloadable PDF version

If it’s just the article you are after, you can purchase it by clicking here.

Tempted ?


For a taste of what awaits you, you are welcome to browse this free issue.

Share this article:

Reader's comments

Like to add your own comment ? Please click here to subscribe - OR -

Disclaimer

While every reasonable effort is taken to ensure the accuracy and soundness of the contents of this publication, neither the authors nor the publishers of this website bear any responsibility for the consequences of any actions based on the information contained therein.