Khayelitsha

Khayelitsha is a partially informal township in Western Cape, South Africa, located on the Cape Flats in the City of Cape Town. The name is Xhosa for New Home. It is reputed to be the largest and fastest growing township in South Africa. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Khayelitsha
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Braai's (barbeque) are common in South Africa and the townships are no exception. For a few rand, you can get a various assorment of sausages and meats cooked right on the spot. Photo by Jake Salyers

Braai's (barbeque) are common in South Africa and the townships such as Khayelitsha in Cape Town, are no exception. For a few rand, you can get a various assorment of sausages and meats cooked right on the spot. Photo by Jake Salyers

Noluyanda Mqutwana strikes a pose in 2000 outside her small family house in Khayelitsha, the biggest black township, outside Cape Town, South Africa. Noluyanda was one of about 200 underprivileged children in a program called Dance for All. The township has struggled with high unemployment, crime and high levels of HIV/AIDS. Photo © Anders Pettersson

“ “Noluyanda Mqutwana strikes a pose outside her small family house in Khayelitsha, the biggest black township, outside Cape Town, South Africa, Noluyanda is one.

Photo | Lisa Hollstegge

Photo | Lisa Hollstegge

Photo by Jake Salyers

Photo by Jake Salyers

Loo with a view" These toilets were installed in Khayelitsha in Cape Town without enclosures with the agreement of the community (and ward councillor) – claiming that the community agreed to enclose their own toilets if the City built one toilet per household instead of the planned one per five households.

Khayelitsha open-air toilet “deal” is ludicrous!

Loo with a view" These toilets were installed in Khayelitsha in Cape Town…

Local woman sit on the side of the road in the sun preparing a local delicacy known as a ‘smiley’,  (a sheep’s head).

Khayelitsha - Local woman sit on the side of the road in the sun preparing a local delicacy known as a ‘smiley’, (a sheep’s head).


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