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Kat Valley Trip

Beautiful hot sunny weather on the 24th of April accompanied me on a trip up to the Kat Valley. I had heard from Jane Burt, a geographer working in the area, that there are a number of schools without electricity there. The area has a stunning natural beauty, and it is an echo of the Transkei region's poverty. However, the citrus farming in the Valley means that the entire valley is criss-crossed by loads of power lines. In fact, there is a power line within a few metres of every school I visited. However, several schools are not wired up, and one school that was wired also had no electricity because they had failed to pay.


I visited:
  • Picardy Junior Secondary School (on the old system Grade R to 9)
  • Buxton Primary
  • Nojoli Primary
  • Balfour High School
  • and Maarsdorp Primary School
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Posted: April 26th 2007 12:38

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