Tomorrow’s Joy, a huge artwork made from used plastic bottle tops, will greet international delegates arriving at OR Tambo International Airport on their way to Durban for the 17th Conference of the Parties (COP17).
The massive 7m x 14m mosaic is currently on display in the international arrivals hall. About 90 000 discarded plastic bottle tops were woven together with fishing gut, following a colour by number embroidery pattern of 92 400 pixels to create this suspended artwork that weighs 246kg.
With December just around the corner we can’t help but think about the holidays. All around us we see symbols that remind us of the festive season.
But what of African festivities?
In these holiday snapshots we present photographs of everything Christmas, but with an African inspired twist.
Dawn Robertson has been appointed acting CEO of the Cradle of Humankind World Heritage Site and the Dinokeng Project.
Robertson currently heads up the Gauteng Tourism Authority (GTA), and has been appointed as acting CEO following the resignation of Fana Jiyane, who recently moved to Freedom Park in Pretoria.
She has been tasked by Gauteng MEC for Economic Development Qedani Mahlangu with managing both of these tourism projects.
In a day of high fashion and exciting racing on Saturday, jockey Gavin Lerena won the 2011 Sansui Summer Cup on Dancewiththedevil, bred, owned and trained by St John Gray.
In this picture, Gauteng MEC for Economic Development Qedani Mahlangu hands over the trophy to Lerena, who was thrilled with his win.
The race, which has been run under many names and is one of Gauteng’s oldest, was held at the Turffontein Racecourse, south of Johannesburg.