Situated at Tshisaulu village, outside Thohoyandou, the Tshilidzini Society for The Care of the Aged currently looks after the well-being of 115 grannies.

The centre was established in 1984 after local people realised that the older women in the community were spending all of their time at home, drinking large amounts of traditional beer, as they were bored and had nothing to do.

The grannies performing a traditional dance called malende. (Credit: Ndivhuwo Mukwevho/ Health-e )