20 May 2007

South Africa Gallery: Soshanguve

The first gallery from the Africa trip. These are from Soshanguve, a township where I spent some time. It's an interesting place, nearly 100% black South African, growing like crazy, and since my visit a couple years ago, has begun to resolve into its own upper and lower class areas. Good to see growth. Sad to see the layers beginning to appear.

Soshanguve is a township situated about 45 km north of Pretoria, Gauteng, South Africa. It was established in 1974 on land scheduled to be incorporated into a bantustan (tribal reserve for black inhabitants as part of the racial segregation policies of apartheid) for Sotho, Shangaan, Nguni and Venda people (thus the name) who were resettled from Atteridgeville and Mamelodi. It later became part of the City of Tshwane Metropolitan Municpality, and was the scene of riots related to poor service delivery in January 2006.

- from Wikipedia

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18 April 2007

Soshanguve

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17 April 2007

26°16'41.02"S 27°53'11.72"E


Kliptown, Soweto, South Africa

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12 April 2007

Granny

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