Today ,we are still very up in the air with sleep patterns but we will get there. The flights were very good, kids were great, didn’t sleep much but they were more than kept busy with inflight entertainment. Zetty organised for us to go to the Primary School where her Step Mum works. It was fantastic to see, we went around most of the class rooms and the kids were as intrigued to see our kids as we were to see them. Very welcoming, the kids have the most beautiful faces. As everywhere in South Africa all perimeters have the barbwire and Rhys made the comment that "they sure don’t want the kids to get out do they",The school was very similar size to ours, great facilities, the main differences being the class sizes were 40 and that they had year sevens there as well. Only because they don’t have enough room in the High Schools. It was a great experience.
South Africa is similar to Australia in many ways but there also many differences
- Security. You don’t drive without everything locked. All houses have either barbwire up to 8-10 metres high around them ,Even shopping centres have security everywhere.
- There are basically no laws on the roads, lots of trucks and utes will have the trays packed with black workers rain, hail or shine . speeding is normal, drink driving is the only way to get home from being out, as you don’t catch taxis.
- things are very clean, as the black workers get very little in wages they have heaps of them to clean and tidy.It;s very weird where we are staying at the moment (Zettys sisters house)she has a maid and a gardener.Basically your not to clean up at all ,you leave all dishes on the table or on the bar, if you prepare food it goes straight into the maids kitchen, so there is no mess. When we got back from the Kruger all our dirty washing and I had heaps! goes straight into the laundry. I am finding it hard, I was doing a little tidying and I was told not to!