Mpumalanga Province in South Africa
Most of Seeds of Light’s projects are located in Mpumalanga Province. This is a particularly beautiful part of South Africa with a variety of terrains—mountains, forests, rolling savanna, and the vast Blyde River Canyon World Heritage site. Its climate is mild in most areas and the vegetation ranges from sub-tropical to bushveld. There are many game reserves supporting tourism where visitors can view the African animals in their natural habitat in five-star surroundings. The world famous Kruger National Park, South Africa’s largest game reserve, renowned for its huge variety of African animals is also located there.
Mpumalanga province has some of the Apartheid era “homelands”—vast, undeveloped areas, that have been forgotten and neglected. One such area is Acornhoek, which is in a remote part of Mpumalanga with a population of about 150,000 people. It is one of South Africa’s most impoverished communities.