Cape Town's strelitzia man

Louis Lakay has been selling Strelitzia flowers on Buitengracht Street in Cape Town every day for eight years. Photo by Masixole Feni.

This is Louis Lakay, a 49 year old flower seller from Elsies River, who has been selling these flowers for the past eight years at the same place. Going for R20 each, the strelitzias are the “nephew” of South Africa’s national flower, the Protea, says Lakay.