ESKOM, the South African electricity provider, is known for its load shedding. Since 1994 when the ANC took over the reigns in South Africa there was hardly any maintenance, replacements of generators, etc. and certainly no vision; just politics and ‘looting’. On local level ESKOM engineers could not even straighten our the poles, etc. Since a few years there is a new management at ESKOM trying to repossess what was stolen and working on updating the present infrastructure including the introduction of alternative energy sources such as wind and solar (instead of coal).
Entering the Overberg region in the Western Cape; home of the village (Napier) I live in.
For South Africans: Did you know that the milk you buy at Woolworth in the Western Cape is sourced at this Ayshire farm in Napier?
(Napier, Overberg region, Western Cape, South Africa)
(Napier, Western Cape, South Africa)
Before you know Chateau de Thierry in Napier, Western Cape is harvesting grapes for their small scale production of world class Petit Verdot, Sauvignon, Viognier, Sangiovese and White Muscadel wines.
Nicolene Marais is a horse lover by nature and likes to bring it over to children by taking them for an ‘equestrian ride’ at the Holdrift Farm in Napier, Overberg, South Africa.