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Abalimi Bezekhaya – Township Urban Micro-Farming

A micro-farm in Nyanga. Photo by Vincent Mounier.

Abalimi bezekhaya means “the planters of the home” in Xhosa.

By Vincent Mounier
Coriolistic Anachronisms
A neo photography blog
Feb 12, 2011


This year’s visit to the townships of Khayelitsha and Nyanga was radically different from the last one. A year ago, we had been on the purely touristic track at the very knowledgable hands of our friend Thabang.

This time, guided by an insider of a different background – Rob Small, activist at heart and micro-agriculturist – we visited various outposts of Harvest of Hope and the Abalimi Bezekhaya organization, which describes itself as follows:

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February 12, 2011   1 Comment