Photo# 12: Monster spliff

This morning, on my way back from a meeting I had yesterday in Polokwane (formerly Pietersburg) in the Limpopo Province, I saw these huge bundles of grass scattered about on either side of the main highway. It appeared as if the long grass along the roadside had been freshly cut and rolled up into huge cylinders by some sort of machine.

I just had to stop and take some pictures, but it was not very comfortable stepping out from the air-conditioned comfort of my car, into the scorching heat of the African sun.

Monster spliff cut in two?

Neatly scattered grass?

Can anyone tell me what they’re used for?