Busting an Africa myth

Lee-Anne Butler

A FORMER Port Elizabeth woman is set to embark on a 30000km journey through Africa – and on some days she will survive on just $1.25 (R12).

Tracy Angus-Hammond, 31, her husband Matt, 34, and their friend, Ishtar Lakhani, 28, will try to disprove the myth that it is still the “dark continent”.

And they will plant 45 vegetable gardens in 24 countries to assist with food security along the way.

The married couple, both market researchers, launched the Tsitsikamma to Tataouine Expedition (T2T) together with Lakhani, who is studying towards her masters in food security at The University of the Witwatersrand.

They will travel 30901km from the southernmost to the northernmost points of the continent in a car over 165 days, ending by March 14.

They will also explore the reality of living on $1.25 per day – the definition of poverty according to the United Nations.

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