Nieu Bethesda Survivors

Home industry is one of the only ways for women in the Nieu Bethesda township to bring in a few pennies.
Home industry is one of the only ways for women in the Nieu Bethesda township to bring in a few pennies.
Karoo Moon Wool products employ women from the township of Nieu Bethesda to spin and dye wool and knit jerseys.
Karoo Moon Wool products employ women from the township of Nieu Bethesda to spin and dye wool and knit jerseys.
Wool is hung out to dry after being spun and washed at Weltevreden a nearby farm.
Wool is hung out to dry after being spun and washed at Weltevreden a nearby farm. Snowy fields match the wool.

Woman with dyed wool

The finished product.  The yarn can be ordered from judi@wam.co.za
The finished product. The “Karoo Moon” Wool can be ordered from judi@wam.co.za

 

 

The way people get around - in Bethesda - horse back.
A local boy on his horse-takes a short -cut across the footbridge. The Owl House and the Dutch reformed church steeple in the background.

Lantern Parade Lantern parade to township

Beautiful lanterns made at the Bethesda Art Centre
Beautiful lanterns made at the Bethesda Art Centre.  On new years eve every year, these paper lanterns are made and villagers do a procession from the Art Centre around the township and back, singing songs all the way, bringing in the spirit of the new year and light and inspiration for all.

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I have worked as a freelance journalist and film maker as well as television researcher for documentary programs. My subjects have ranged from artists profiles and band interviews to investigative journalism and deep research into matters like nuclear power and agriculture and fisheries to parenting as I became a mother of two. I live in South Africa. (Cape Town is my base, but I travel sometimes.) I am constantly seeking ways to live more consciously, finding inspiration from people I meet along the way and places I go. Hoping not to give up on hope in regards to the state of the planet. Seeking to expose truths and celebrate beauty and innovation and inspiration. Constantly seeking and trying to understand the deep waves that make things move around here.

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