Anne, Sigurd, Kaya and Mads Reneflot 

Norway

14 July 2006

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I met this wonderful Norwegian family at their apartment in Fresnaye and we set off on a cultural tour plus township visit.

 

At the Afrikaans language monument

 

Having fun with the kids in the Isibane Sempomuleo creche (the light at the end of the tunnel creche)

 

Anna with a young friend called Aya

 

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Reviewing photos taken on the day

 

Kaya and a young friend

 

We stopped in for lunch with Lily at her home

 

 

Livkaren Slattebekke (a volunteer from Norway working in Kayamandi) helps lily serve the family as well as Kirsten who was also volunteering in Kayamandi

 

 

Having fun with the Masakhane dancers

 

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Mads and Kaya having fun with the Masakhane dancers

 

Anna inside Nosandile's shack home

 

Having fun with some of the kids in Nosandile's home

 

Kaya standing beside a real kamamma (mother carrying child)

 

Anna and Kaya enjoying Temba's music in his "computerised" shack home

 

Enjoying the music of a church choir in Zone J

 

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Meeting the kids of Zone J

 

Mads with some friends in Zone J

 

The family in Zone J just before we left Kayamandi


The Reneflot family were extremely easy to tour with. They were a very friendly easy going family group with whom I shared a lot about South Africa as well as Norway. Overall we had an amazing time together which I think can be attributed to their go with the flow attitude as well as their easy ways of doing things. Overall a great day tour

A HUGE THANK YOU
ANNA, SIGURD , KAYA and MADS


Received 4 August 2006

Hi Selwyn,

Last night we came home after three fantastic weeks in SA:-)

We would like to thank you for the wonderful day we spend together. By 
guiding us through the history of SA you gave us an important back-drop for 
our stay in SA. Even more important - the visit to Kayamandi township learnt 
us so much both about the wonderful people of Kayamandi and the life in 
townships in general. Later when we passed townships in other parts of SA - 
we saw homes and not shacks. The visit to Kayamandi also gave us a new 
perspective on our own lives - we have become more grateful and aware of how 
privileged we are - at the same time, as you also pointed out Selwyn, in our way 
of living have lost something that still exist in Kayamandi - ubuntu

To us this day is the dearest memory from of our stay in SA - the children 
still talk about how grateful they are for it - thank you so much for making 
it possible.

We will come back to SA very soon!!!

Warm regards from Norway:-)
Kaja, Mads, Sigurd and Anne

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