My old and dear friend Jim (not old in years, he's younger than I - but we have been friends forever) and his spouse Randy are far from their original home of Massachusetts and on an extended stay in Johannesburg, South Africa. Jim began a blog not long ago and his most recent post is on protests at the university where he and Randy are in Jo'burg - against the xenophobic violence about which you may have heard on the radio. He also writes about wanderings in this new landscape, in and outside the city.
A few of the photos in the most recent post don't show up (at least w/my browser), but make sure you look in the right hand column of the blog for slide shows with excellent photos of animals and other marvels.
Acts of Hope says "highly recommended blog!" Have a look.