March 2007
a week in Johannesburg

I've returned to Johannesburg for a week, before travelling up to Zimbabwe and East Africa for work
and to attend some social gatherings.

little Jordan isn't so little any more (but just as fun)

catching up with Cecilia's family

Leslie took this photo of his grandmother, who I visited in Lusaka


My little cousin Tyan is nearly one, and very fun - burbling away happily to himself


some of his expressions reminded me of Sachin as a child

(embarassing baby in the bath photos are traditional)


Mulenga and her new fridge, and Gogo with Corlette - my home from home in Soweto
(see March 2003 Journal Letter)

Khosi with little Simi

catching up with AVP non-violence facilitators I helped train and mentor at Aha Thuto, Orange Farm -
some of the most experienced, confident, enthusiastic, inspiring and energetic young people I know

with its mix of wild plants, details and views, the koppies of Melville are a favourite place of mine




Johannesburg is still changing as a city, something I can see after just a two year absence.

It is still a place of startling contrasts, exceptional for Africa in many ways. It was good to be here again.