Clayton Hairs

Rochelle Plank

Mavis and Barry Plank

Johannesburg - South Africa
Mount Munganuia - New Zealand

10 December 2007

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I met this foursome at Ashanti Guest House and after becoming acquainted we set off on a South African cultural experience


At the Afrikaans Language monument


Clayton helps Rochelle take a picture of the Afrikaans language Monument in a most peculiar manner. JJ


Barry enjoying a local cycad in the monument gardens


Enjoying the King proteas in the monument's garden


Clayton and Rochelle leaving the monument


We moved onto Kayamandi where we joined Lily for lunch and where the next 5 pictures were taken







Mavis with Lily in her kitchen with her famous stove 


With Lily enjoying the great view from her home


Having fun watching the Masakhane dancers doing ballroom dancing




A great picture of Rochelle and Tumi outside of Nosandile's shack home


Mavis photographing the kids of Kayamandi


Calyton and Rochelle with a very inquisitive Tumi. JJ


With Johannes and Nosandile outside of their shack home



The whole gang! JJ


Mavis with Nobandla (Soup kitchen lady)  in Zone J


We visited a shack home in Zone J where we found these two sisters only to happy to show off their finest dresses.


Please click on the above picture to see the choral sendoff everybody got before we left Kayamandi
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Barry, Mavis, Clayton and Rochelle were very easy folk to travel with. They all showed a great interest as to what was going on around them and continuously wanted to know more about the people of Kayamandi and their lifestyle. It was an absolute pleasure to tour with this foursome on our day together and I now look forward to seeing Clayton  more regularly as he hopefully starts with the making of a movie about the Masakhane dance group at the Ikamva Lethu centre

Thanks a ton
Barry, Mavis, Clayton and Rochelle