Khayelitsha

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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 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

Houses in Khayelitsha Township, Cape Flats, Cape Town, South Africa. Photo: © A guy called John

Houses in Khayelitsha Township, Cape Flats, Cape Town, South Africa. Photo: © A guy called John

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 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

During the Apartheid Era blacks were evicted from properties that were in areas designated as “white only” and forced to move into segregated townships. Separate townships were established for each of the three designated non-white race groups (blacks, coloureds and Indians)

During the Apartheid Era blacks were evicted from properties that were in areas designated as “white only” and forced to move into segregated townships. Separate townships were established for each of the three designated non-white race groups (blacks, coloureds and Indians)

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 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.

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

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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