You leave your house at your own risk in the Cape Flats township. Motorists are a target, especially visitors. Gunshots are an everyday occurrence
Child witnesses are often made to confront their assailants, write Anita Funke and Sandiso Phaliso.
In some Western Cape township schools 2008 started with a clash between circumcision initiates wearing post-circumcision dress and school authorities intent on ensuring school dress codes were adhered to.