The Masondo family in Limpopo

While in South Africa for work in November 2009 I did  few days holiday visiting my friend Jabu Masondo, who I know since 2004, when he did 15 months at IRC in an exchange programme. See his story on his visit to our partner in Zimbabwe. In 2005 we travelled three weeks together during my sabbatical leave writing stories on rural South Africa for The Mvula Trust.

Jabu is now a busy communication manager in a team of six at the Capricorn District Municipality based in Polokwane (Pietersburg). Together we visited the village of his birth, 90 minutes away from Pietersburg, close to the border with Zimbabwe. Here I had a very enjoyable meeting with his father and uncle.

Here are a few pictures.

Jabu and his big (Ma)SONDOS car.
Me explaining my flip video camera to the Masondo brothers.
At the back the first local South African round house, built by Jabu’s mother.
The Masondos have three households on their own land, with their own water supply.

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