townships

 
Slice Of Life: ​The journey to opportunity
Slice Of Life: ​The journey to opportunity
I grew up in Katlehong and went to St Catherine’s Convent School in Germiston. Germiston is not a fancy area – it’s basically middle-class –...
Slice of Life: Searching for 'dapper guys in townships', the black kind
Slice of Life: Searching for 'dapper guys in townships', the black kind
“My mother and grandmother were big into fashion. They were real fashion-heads. So I guess it’s kind of encrypted in me. But it was in high...
Township funeral: Wie sien ons?
Township funeral: Wie sien ons?
This incident of the women twerking and gyrating raised the question of whether or not such behavior is appropriate and if society had...
MEC: Gauteng's townships need huge transformation
MEC: Gauteng's townships need huge transformation
The inequality gap between the rich and the poor is one of the largest in South Africa. According to the 2014 Oxfam report Even it Up, South Africa...
In the business of building shacks
In the business of building shacks
Shack construction is a popular business for people with building skills as demand for housing increases in the area of Philippi. Along the road,...
The East Rand is in the house
The East Rand is in the house
The opening of Muntu Vilakazi's debut photographic exhibition at Goethe on Main earlier this month was more than a little unusual. 
Rebuilding South Africa's cities of the future
Rebuilding South Africa's cities of the future
Once you've lived in Johannesburg long enough you realise that there is a distinct physical or geographic orientation to its humour. Typically,...
[Video]Miners: This is how we live
[Video]Miners: This is how we live
Why do miners strike? The M&G spoke to residents of a township near Gold Fields, who live without electricity and proper toilets.
Soweto beats suburbia at its own game
Soweto beats suburbia at its own game
At 5pm the cars that slowly make their way back into Soweto range widely from beat-up old taxis to new Kia Picantos and a handful of Mercedes-Benz...
[Slideshow]Rats in the kitchen
[Slideshow]Rats in the kitchen
At night the rubbish dumps of Alexandra come to life as rivers of rats come out of hiding and locals are now terrified of the animals.
In the township, an electricity gap can always be plugged
In the township, an electricity gap can always be plugged
A funny thing happened to my friend, the late actor and poet John Matshikiza, several years ago: he woke up one morning to discover that the door to...
Township house prices surpass other areas
Township house prices surpass other areas
Houses in former black townships continue to outperform all other housing segments, according to the First National Bank (FNB) quarterly segment...

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