Pension Payout Day

These are some pictures from the Pension Payout Day I attended this month. It was valuable for getting a better understanding of the flows of money into the village. The main forms of income in the area are from pensions, disability grants and child care grants. It was useful to get an idea of what … READ MORE

Prize Giving and Prize Sharing – the Kid’s Garden Competition

Earlier this year we handed out seedlings to over 100 entrants to the second Kid’s Garden Competition. About two and a half months ago, the judging was done by two guests, Sue and Cajun, who run children’s permaculture competitions throughout the Eastern Cape. They had written ahead of their holiday to Bulungula offering permaculture services, … READ MORE

A small victory

Yesterday Dave and I spent the afternoon up at the school in a meeting with the School Governing body. On the agenda were a number of issues, from the new school which is being built and the new toilets which have just been put up, to teacher and student attendance. The last issue remains a … READ MORE