We had been seeing many shanty towns in our travels. almost every city, town and village seemed to have one on its outskirts. we were curious and a bit amazed at the profound poverty we were seeing.
At the end of our city tour or guide offered to take us for a short drive through a Township outside one of the seaside neighbourhoods in and around Capetown.
The homes are made from scrounge materials and have minimal services. Water is available from a central tap and electricity is stolen from street lights. a that said, there were many shops, services, and the community its seemed busy and thriving.