Kliptown, Soweto - the Lost Generation

Kliptown, Soweto – the Lost Generation

The structures you can see in the left of the picture above are not outhouses or sheds, these are the houses of Kliptown, tiny shacks constructed of corrugated iron and bits of fibreboard and any other materials they can get their hands on. There is no (legal) power, and a communal water supply tap in [...]

Sleeping in Soweto

Sleeping in Soweto

Here’s an idea! I have to stop overnight in Johannesburg, South Africa between flights – yes, the city with a scary violence reputation. So what do I do? Bypass Johannesburg and stay for two nights in Soweto of course. That’s right, in the infamous “townships”. Stay in a Soweto B&B. Now this might seem counter-intuitive, [...]

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