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Farming in Philippi

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Vegetable farm workers in Philippi. With the exception of the tractor, these farmers still follow a very manual, labour-intensive method of farming. It is not through choice, but rather through the simple fact that in South Africa that labour is cheap, but equipment is very expensive, making it almost impossible for the small farmers like this to modernise their operations.

This area is very much in the press at the moment; there is a debate as to whether to keep using the land for farming, or to start building on it.

Moonrise

One of the side-effects of the ongoing loadshedding in Cape Town is beauthful skies at night. On this evening my suburb was in total darkness, but you can clearly see that the next-door neighbourhood had light. So I managed to shoot this wonderful shot of the moonrise with a few start in the background.

I think that is Orion’s Belt on the top right.
Moonrise

Penguins

You can’t visit Cape Town without a visit to the Penguins in Simon’s Town. The tourists live them, but I also has a friend whose house is in the beach and they regularily have penguins vising their house and nesting in their lounge!
They are really cute, but they stink as well!

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