Sweet Potatoes and Soweto Pepsi

“This mining thing – it’s like someone giving you a plate of food. You eat all the food and then you have to give the plate back,” our taxi driver, Chris, explains earnestly. “It will be a short time of mining, some people will get money and then we will be left with nothing.” Pondoland…

Botanic Gardens

I really love ‘the Bots’, as they are fondly known in Pmb, having grown up beside them and spent many happy afternoons listening to the Caledonian Pipe Band play in the Plane tree Avenue. I went for a walk there last week.  The Avenue is spectacular in every season.  In Autumn there are piles of  leaves…