Friday, August 31, 2007

Lizzie from Zim.

A vendor who was reluctant to be photographed, had an array of colourful lizards and other items for sale on his makeshift pavement store.

He, is one of the more fortunate Zimbabwean's who managed to get his family into South Africa. When use the word fortunate in this instance, I think we need to explain it in the same way as Humpty Dumpty did to Alice - "it means just what I choose it to mean -- neither more nor less".

Some of our northern neighbours who come to South Africa find they are only able to do this type of work, and not because they are not capable. Far from it! Many of them are well educated, with a degree plus some relevant work experience. They come here for a better standard of living. What a way to live!!

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