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... s agenda. He said that more than 80% of the profitable farm land is owned by whites in the country, contributing to South Africa's not so nice reputation as having one of the highest levels of inequality in the world. Nevertheless, apart from providing incredibly wicked sandboarding lessons, Leon in a very matter of fact kind of fashion had some very progressive political stances that were quite informative.
I headed off to Wilderness as my ...
collection efforts by providing a convenient and centralized place
for people to fill in what they saw. Everyone was very excited.
Community based, citizen science is fun!!
We stayed that night with Don Leitch, one of the farmers and the
driving force behind the meeting. He and his wife live on a large
family farm that focuses on oranges, lucerne, pecans, and some
cattle. The property ...
... owner has still not got the papers from Wesbank. However we have asked her to do the registration for us as we won't be able to do it before we leave.
Now it is full steam ahead with the packing - the drawers are in the back of the land cruiser as is the deep freeze.
I have done the last of my admin - I hope - and can now get down to some packing and getting the house ready for the house sitter.
We woke up around 4am and packed the car with help from Gail and Andrew. Gail also sent us along with some nice "padkos" (Africaans for road food) consisting of homemade muffins, coffee, nuts, boerewors (Africaans for dried sausage- pronounced Bore a Vors), biltong (Africaans for dried meat) and tons of chocolate. I had the luxury of sleeping the whole way while my dear husband drove us to The Crags, which is ...
... the previous day's partying, but it was quite funny, a mixture of traditions and modern day's Zulu farmer life. I was a bit afraid that our presence would be intrusive, but no, it seems that having white people attending a Zulu wedding is a good omen. :)
The last day I walked around the country a bit in the morning, and in the afternoon we went to see a traditional healing ceremony, with the sangoma. I don't have any picture of that but it wasn't ...