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Gardening 101

At the height of summer, Clanwilliam is not only the rooibos capital of the world but is also right up there as one of hell’s most scorching satellite offices. The sun idles over the town, say the locals, and burns so hotly you’d swear its rays were concentrated by a magnifying glass.

Oom Theunis Jooste, on the other hand, has no time for idling, even though his ID book states he was born on 6 December 1916, so he really should have “retired” by now.

Every day – in summer from the Jan Dissels River.

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