I photographed this friendly women in a street in De Rust, South Africa.
Canon PowerShot S51S. (edit in Paint)
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10 Sept. 2011.
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19 Sept. 2011.
FEATURED in African Beauty
26 Sept. 2011.
De Rust is located at the foot of the Swartberg Mountain range between Oudtshoorn and Beaufort West. De Rust is a small village at the gateway to the Klein Karoo, South Africa.
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In the South African, Namibian, Zambian, Botswana and Zimbabwean context, the term Coloured (also known as Bruinmense, Kleurlinge or Bruin Afrikaners in Afrikaans) refers to an ethnic group of mixed race people who often possess some sub-Saharan African ancestry but not enough to be considered Black, either by themselves or by others.
Most speak Afrikaans, while about ten percent of Coloureds speak English as their mother tongue, mostly in the Eastern Cape and KwaZulu-Natal. However, virtually all Cape Town Coloureds are bilingual. Some can comfortably codeswitch between ‘Kaapse taal’ (a creolized dialect of Afrikaans spoken mostly in the Cape Flats), ‘suiwer Afrikaans’ (formal Afrikaans as taught at school), and English.