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... shanty towns - the latter home to some 3 million people we're told, in addition to Cape Town's "official" population of 3 million. Needless to say, these areas, "no-go" areas unless you are accompanied by a local resident, are predominantly if not exclusively black.
So Cape Town, supposedly safer and much more livable than Johannesburg, is a city of contrasts. Not all that it appears at first glance, but the few days we spent here is enough to whet our appetites. We'll be ...
... working on my school assignments. But what still means the most to me, it basically means everything right now is my work for Siyakhathala.
Since the last time I wrote a lot has happened, actually that first house was what started the whole project I’m working on right now. The sad thing is that the shack from my last blog that we cleaned was already getting back in its formal state when we visited it a week later. The grandmother was still ...
... during the worst of apartheid. (Which separated all of the 5 ethnic groups including Whites from Afrikaans, so it isn't Black and White)
It is a fantastically complex country that is still learning how to deal with itself after only 20 years in existence.
I thought the situation was black and white, both in race and the problems of the past, but there are 5 races that are openly talked about and apartheid was much more complex than just blacks and ...
... couldn't believe our luck! The bathroom was amazing and we enjoyed many a bath with a view :-)
Although it would have been easy to just chill out in the apartment for the afternoon it was onwards and upwards. Robin Island here we come. We booked on to an organised tour to the island which involved getting a Catamaran which took 35 minutes. You got amazing views, looking back on Cape town. Once on the island a bus toured you around the island. The tour ended at the ...
... Drakenstein Correctional Center) was where Nelson Mandela served his final two years until his release by President F. W. de Klerk on February 11, 1990. He walked through these gates, a free man after 27 years in prison. The flag flying behind the statue was adopted in 1994 and ...
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