Living TRAVEL - SOUTH AFRICA
 
Soweto - "South Western Township" of Johannesburg

  


Former hostel accommodation in front, now squatters housing; new social housing behind
 

Old social housing - "matchbox houses"
 

Matchbox houses
 

Matchbox house converted into a shop
 

New social housing
 
New social housing, with old goldmine slagheap behind (and below)
 

 

Squatters district, and below
 

 
 

 

 

 
Below are interior views of this house
 
 
 

 

 

 

 
 

 

Soweto Hospital is the biggest hospital in Africa
 

Upper middle class district of Soweto
 

 

 

 

Vilakazi Street houses
 

Nelson Mandela's house being turned into a museum
 

Another house in Vilakazi Street identical to Nelson Mandela's house
 

The side of Bishop Tutu's house
 

A contemporary house being built in Vilakazi Street
 

Memorial and Museum honouring the students who gave their lives in the struggle against apartheid
 

 

 

 

 
 

Primary School


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Township Photographs by Dr. Karen Higginbottom
  

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