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Africa, meet the Oktoberfest

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Did you know that besides being a brilliant weaver, Zanele also runs a thriving sewing business, specialising in African textiles? She recently completed this beautiful traditional German Dirndl in bold African prints for Ruby, a very special…

Home sweet home!

After months of squatting with friends and living out of boxes, Zanele got the keys to her house last week! While she unpacks those boxes and settles down in her new house, my family and I are taking a short break to the Eastern Cape where we…

Under Construction!

Construction has finally begun on Zanele's house! There had been a problem with her boundary - it seems like both neighbours had encroached a bit on her property, but it's all been sorted and they are throwing the slab as we speak. More good…