Alizwa

Alizwa is 18 years old and lives in Kayelitsha, a township of Cape Town, South Africa.

Alizwa is 18 years old and lives in Kayelitsha, a township of Cape Town, South Africa.

At home in Kayelitsha.

 

Kayelitsha is the largest township settlement in South Africa. The name is Xhosa for New Home. Established in 1985 on the Cape Flats in the City of Cape Town, large numbers of people were forcefully relocated here during the Apartheid regime. Living conditions in the township have improved since then, but the majority of residents still has to walk for water access and many do not have electricity. Kayelitsha has the highest murder and violent crime rate in the country.

 

Alizwa and the son of her brother.

 

Alizwa's brother and his wife at their home in Kayelitsha.

 

Alizwa and her neighbours in Kayelitsha.

 

Alizwa at a neighbours house in Kayelitsha who cares for children of sick parents in the neighborhood.

 

On the way home from school in Cape Town to Kayelitsha.

 

Minibus taxi ride to Kayelitsha. The minibusses depart when full to bursting. The seats are allocated according to the destination and the fee is collected and handed to the front on the ride.

 

Kayelitsha township, Cape Town, South Africa.

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