Good Morning Africa

Mineral rich landscapes stretch to the distant horizon below the wing of our Boeing 777 aircraft as the crew command the plane to start its descent into Johannesburg’s Oliver Tambo’s International airport.  The sun has not long started its daily trek across the skies of the vast continent – a signal to millions of Africans that another day has dawned.

On Descent

A morning sunbeam lights up the roof of a shanty town hut and grabs our attention.  As our eyes focus on the brightly lit structure we realise that it is just one of thousands.  Scan just left of the township and the contrast is significant – a modern suburb laid out in an orderly fashion with streetlights casting their glow over freshly paved roads and sidewalks.

The dichotomy of South Africa reaches us at 8000 feet – our journey has begun.

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