THE SHY AND GENTLE SAMANGO MONKEYS OF THE NHAMACOA

Like all monkeys around the world, the Samangos are on the endangered list in South Africa.  This, of course, is because of human activity which has led to habitation loss and fragmentation of our valuable indigenous forests.  Sadly, these shy and gentle monkeys are also often killed for bush meat. I’m not quite sure how … Continue reading THE SHY AND GENTLE SAMANGO MONKEYS OF THE NHAMACOA

JAM JAR PARAFFIN LAMPS IN THE NHAMACOA LET THERE BE LIGHT!

While Google busies itself with driverless cars and Face Book wrestles with inventing a new ‘dislike’ button, thousands of people in the Nhamacoa and the rest of Mozambique struggle to light up their homes with jam jar lamps. These are jars or bottles filled with some paraffin and with a rag for a wick.  Home-made … Continue reading JAM JAR PARAFFIN LAMPS IN THE NHAMACOA LET THERE BE LIGHT!

CAPULANA CUSHIONS AND KAPOK TREES IN THE NHAMACOA

The capulana, or sarong, is one of the lovely things of Africa and especially here in Mozambique.  They are lengths of brightly coloured cotton usually about 1.2 metres long and are useful for all sorts of things. Women (and men) tie them around their waists and use them as cool and comfortable sarongs; you can … Continue reading CAPULANA CUSHIONS AND KAPOK TREES IN THE NHAMACOA