OBITUARY : Dirk Brink
South African architect Dirk Brink died on Friday, 20 April, in Krugersdorp.
Brink retired from professional practice 16 years ago to build a nature reserve from scratch. Today, the Krugersdorp Game Reserve boasts a luxury resort, lion enclosure, numerous species of wildlife and a world renown aviary.
He was a well respected member of the Wildlife Community in South Africa and a well loved role model.
Brink is survived by his wife, Elna, and two children Derek, 26, and Lizelle, 29.
by Stephanie Nieuwoudt | Nairobi, Kenya
20 April 2007 01:18
This year marks the birth of a new "species": Homo urbanus. For the first time in history there will be as many city dwellers as rural inhabitants in the world.
The executive director of the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat), Anna Tibaijuka, coined this term to describe the rise in city and, consequently, slum dwellers. She was speaking at the 21st session of the governing council of UN-Habitat, which ended on Friday in the Kenyan capital, Nairobi.