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View from the top of the "Chamber of Mines" building in the central business district of Johannesburg, South Africa, Nov. 15, 2017.
Agripreneur Nhlanhla Mpati tends to his plants in the garden he set up on top of Johannesburg's iconic "Chamber of Mines" building in the city's central business district, South Africa, Nov. 15 2017.
Spring onion, chard and other vegetables grow in the rooftop garden of one of Johannesburg's social housing skyscrapers, set up by social enterprise Rooftop Roots, Nov. 15 2017.