Black Entrepreneurship: Out of the township into the township

We spend the entire Friday afternoon on the balcony drinking Dutch beer while loud house music vibrates through the speakers. The neighbors don’t complain.  Last year, John moved into the flat toghether with his fiancé, a young professional. When I first met him he was staying in a structure made out of corrugated iron that was . . . → Read More: Black Entrepreneurship: Out of the township into the township

The time of the Wuwuzela: Kick Off in Khayelitsha

Mcendisi calls to ask me if I would go to the city center to watch the kick-off of the FIFA Soccer World Cup. Like most of his friends he does not have a car to go where tourists and fans from all over the world will celebrate the opening on this beautiful winter day. Mcendisi lives . . . → Read More: The time of the Wuwuzela: Kick Off in Khayelitsha

Transforming Gender Norms

In the afternoon I visit Malusi in Khayelitsha, the largest black township in the Western Cape. Last time we met, he lived in his mother’s brick house which was built as part of a public housing scheme a couple of years before. Now I find him in a informal settlement just nearby. I am surprised. Burglar . . . → Read More: Transforming Gender Norms