Rosebank Market, Johannesburg. Walking past all the stalls looking at our uniquely South African crafts and artefacts, sifting through art deco originals, balking at the price of French antiques and sampling Polish and Thai cuisine only serve as evidence of our unique rainbow nation. Markets seem to be a mix of the tacky, strange, exquisite and random goods, which are all well worth a look.
This odd plant stumped taxonomists for years. A desert plant found in South Africa, the thick welwitschia mirabilis generally possesses only two leaves, but these leaves curl and tangle as the plant grows (it often lives over 1,000 years) and becomes a jumbled, tough mass