Catching Up

27 May

Apologies for the silence over the past couple of weeks. I’ve been rather out of the loop recently with deadlines and such, followed by a few days on holiday in Ireland. I came back right into the Chelsea Flower Show press day on Monday.

While I process all that to deliver to you in some kind of digestible form, I’ll leave you with a short made by journalism students at  Rhodes University, Grahamstown, South Africa. It’s about some women selling pineapples on the side of the road in the Eastern Cape, one of South Africa’s poorest provinces.

The film is a  little off the regular feel-good beat of this blog, to be sure, but it’s rather good and certainly puts into perspective the neatly packaged chunks of tropical fruit seen in British supermarkets.

To put the women’s earnings into context, the current exchange rate is around 12 rand to one pound. The women are speaking Xhosa.


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