By way of the awesome AfriGadget site comes this Wired story about a paraglider builder/flier from South Africa:

Cyril is the only black South African currently registered with the sport’s ruling body. And it all started with a glider he made from plastic bags, purloined rope and baling wire, a glider that flew — sort of — though it both amazed and horrified the professional paragliders who saw it.

Freedom Flight: Kid’s Homemade Paraglider Leads to Fame – Link