Some Grade R (kindergarten) learners making noise during assembly. Learners are not required to wear uniforms until Grade 1. On Fridays, learners from Grade 1 can dress down for R1.
The Grade R learner on the left looks suspicious. Be happy, small one!
The schoolyard at Tolamo Primary is always busy before the 8 am bell rings.
A man and his – son? nephew? brother? friend? – talk a walk on a cool winter afternoon.
I don’t know this man’s name, but I see him everywhere. And he’s always smiling.
Mme Mafogo gives a Bible lesson during morning assembly at Tolamo Primary.
After leaving her work at the factory in Rosslyn, Ma Grace opened her own “factory” in the family’s garage. Here, Father Fanuel keeps her company.
Bongani runs a couple of spaza shops in Letlhakaneng. His specialty is sepatlho – a quarter loaf of bread stuffed with chips, bologna, atchaar (a kind of spicy mango chutney), a hot dog, and plenty of Aromat seasoning. Bongani also coaches volleyball at Lot Mashiane Secondary when he has nothing better to do.
Desks and chairs stacked for the winter holidays at Lot Mashiane Secondary.
More photos from Letlhakaneng, my adopted village in the North West Province of South Africa.