Flagged – SA in space

A group of people from thesleepy town in Graaff Reinet are embarking on an epic legacy project. They are building a South African flag made up of millions of coloured desert cacti and succulents, and a four-megawatt solar field, in an area that waspreviously completely barren.

Effectively viewable from space and thesize of 66 soccer fields, The Giant Flag will not only claim its place as a natural wonder, but also as a new model of economic stimulusfor previously disadvantaged communities. Job creation, clean energy and tourism come together in a world first green innovation project that wants to make change happen in South Africa.

Members of the public can “adopt” a section of the flag bymaking a donation ranging from R100 for plants to R2500 for the solar panelson the websitegiantflag.co.za.

Antoinette Muller via thesouthafrican.com