townships

 
Alex citizens just want it 'to be nice'
Alex citizens just want it 'to be nice'
Martha Ranamane says that she hates that there is no fresh air in Alex. “There’s dumping next to the school, and there are toilets next to the...
Township development — yes, we can!
Township development — yes, we can!
Soon South Africa will be celebrating 25 years of democracy. Yet the main concern for many South Africans is the country’s poor economic growth...
Township sanitation remains the pits
Township sanitation remains the pits
President Cyril Ramaphosa’s commitment to addressing the atrociously poor sanitation in schools seriously (Proper sanitation is a human...
Tavern associations say tobacco bill will choke township businesses
Tavern associations say tobacco bill will choke township businesses
Associations representing owners of taverns in township areas around the country have criticised the newly-released Control of Tobacco Products and...
Makhura plans Gauteng’s facelift
Makhura plans Gauteng’s facelift
Gauteng Premier David Makhura says plans to establish a bank owned by the provincial government will form an integral part of the administration’s turnaround strategy to grow the economy and create much-needed jobs....
Townships are still a world apart
Townships are still a world apart
Dormitory-style, underserviced, insecure, overcrowded and noisy — this characterises the living conditions in most of South Africa’s...
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,...

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