Sbongile Kunene

Sbongile Kunene’s husband, Phumukwakhe, makes a good cup of tea. Something she is very grateful for when she gets home from a busy, noisy day running the iThemba Pre-School in kwaMpumuza.  “In a few years I can get my pension, but if I am fit to work, I will rather work. If you stay home…

Londani Mtshali 

“I dream about mud,”  Londani Mtshali says with a smile, “Before I go to sleep I use the quiet time to think about challenges and come up with solutions to implement the next day.” Londani leads the team that is building a community centre and creche in kwaMpumuza in Sweetwaters using rammed earth technology. This…

Sanele Nxumalo

Growing up in the hills around Pietermaritzburg, Sanele Nxumalo and his mates would explore the forested slopes looking for wild honey and feasting on indigenous berries. His father grew all the vegetables his family needed, kept chickens and goats and enjoyed cooking for the family too. “We lived an organic, sustainable life long before it…