Johannesburg: Inner-city organic vegetable garden

In the year 2006 in Betrams, just off the border of central Johannesburg and a stone
throw away from the Ellis park Stadium, two unused bowl courts where changed into a
vegetable garden by Maria Maseko. Today Amon Maluleke is the manager of the
Bambanani vegetable garden. He is a full time landscape technician and main
supervisor of the Johannesburg sports grounds not far from there. During his lunch
times, early in the morning and after work he spends his time at the garden. He comes
from the Limpopo area and has finished a certificate in horticultural studies. This is
however not all that he does.
He is currently studying towards a diploma in ornamental horticulture. He has worked on his
brother’s farm where he started to learn to make vegetable gardens as part of his
punishment. This has followed him to Johannesburg and he couldn’t stop making
vegetable gardens since then. The garden has now 8 gardeners of which 2 are full
time employed. Bambanani vegetable gardens deliver vegetables to a few Spar
retailers and to the Bryanston Organic market in the area. It just goes from strength to
strength.

Bill Clinton in South Africa – By: Cornél van Heerden

Bill Clinton, former President of United States of America and his daughter, Chelsea, visited South Africa last week.

Pictures: Cornél van Heerden

Rhino Poaching – Kruger National Park, South Africa

Rhino poaching is a horrible real

ity in South Africa.

Work I did for NEA Foundation, Pretoria

NEA Foundation, is a non-profit organisation that values the involvement of the public and believes in the contribution which individuals and corporate sponsors can make towards change.

NEA is a Swahili word for “purpose, to prepare the way, to set in motion, to be a starting block”.
We want to be able to move and be in places where the need as well as the potential for change is really big. We want to get involved with the people in the community to start projects required in their specific community and then equip them to take responsibility for their own projects and lives. Our aim as a Non-Profit orgnisation is to prove to them they don’t have to depend on us to do everything, our role is to support them in their dream and purpose, and to encourage them to be what they were meant to be!!!

Read more here:

http://www.neafoundation.co.za/

The Domingo’s: Old School racers in Fordsburg

The Domingo’s of Fordsburg was the first ‘black’ racers that broke through the apartheid sanctions and eventually went on to race Formula 1. Both in South Africa and abroad.