South Africa 2005-2008

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South Africa 2005-2008

  1. 1. Welcome to South Africa!
  2. 2. These pictures were taken over a three-year period. They include urban and rural landscapes, as well as folks and bugs from various SA provinces. Hope you enjoy them.
  3. 3. Johannesburg in full Spring (October)
  4. 4. Cape of Good Hope. The most southwestern tip of Africa. Originally known as Cape of Storms.
  5. 5. Table Mountain. Arguably Cape Town most famous site
  6. 6. Cape Town as seen from Table Mountain. Robben Island, Nelson Mandela’s prison, shown in the distance.
  7. 7. Music from the Township. Performance in public spaces has become a source of income for many of the Township youth
  8. 9. Others, like this local artist in Durban, used their talent to take sandcastle creation to the next level…
  9. 10. Watch the sign! The city center in Johannesburg still keeps some visual memories of Apartheid times
  10. 11. Golfing protected
  11. 12. The Townships : The White man brought a new concept into Africa: The city. In search of new opportunities people from rural areas migrated into cities in huge numbers: many more than the cities could absorb. The majority of them had to gather in improvised settlements outside the metropolitan area. These are known as Townships and today they host millions of people all across South Africa.
  12. 14. SOWETO (SOuth WEestern TOwnship), outside Johannesburg is the largest of all Townships. Nobel Prize winners Nelson Mandela and Desmond Tutu were both citizens of Soweto.
  13. 15. How old is this guy? The most deprived area of Soweto
  14. 16. Going to school (in July)
  15. 17. SPRING! (October)
  16. 20. Protea or “pincushion”
  17. 21. Boulder’s Beach. The only Penguin colony in Africa.
  18. 22. African skies
  19. 23. A little bird on my truck
  20. 24. Stop! Local fauna crossing.
  21. 25. Still a long way to go…

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