A Chinese Shop

There is a Chinese shop in Imizamo Yethu, a township in Hout Bay, South Africa. The owners have migrated from China three years ago. The shop is simply called The Chinese Shop by everyone, it is the best in the township and sells almost everything, from clothing to knives to DVD players. The goods are imported…… Continue reading A Chinese Shop

Informal Settlements in South Africa: Imizamo Yethu

Imizamo Yethu is a so-called “informal settlement” – an euphemism – in Hout Bay, a small town in a valley on the Atlantic Seaboard of the Cape Peninsula twenty kilometres south of Cape Town. See the full edit of the photo essay. Imizamo Yethu: An Informal Settlement in South Africa In Imizamo Yethu, 20’000 to…… Continue reading Informal Settlements in South Africa: Imizamo Yethu

James House NGO, South Africa

James House organisation provides community-based child and youth care development programmes in Hout Bay, South Africa. The photos shown below are a small selection of a picture package taken for them in June 2011. The following video explains their services. James House offers a wide spectrum of support programmes. Under the Isibindi (Zulu word for courage)…… Continue reading James House NGO, South Africa

Video: James House NGO in South Africa

Siphelele, Betty's six year old son.

In addition to still photography, I recorded some video footage and audio to create a video for «James House», a NGO in South Africa. James House is a small but most impressive organisation with a highly motivated staff providing community-based child and youth care development programmes. There is incredible poverty in the shack settlement Imizamo…… Continue reading Video: James House NGO in South Africa

Mamelani NGO in Cape Town

Mamelani is a community development nonprofit organization operating in Cape Town, South Africa. These photos are a selection of the picture package taken for them. Mamelani derives its name from the isiXhosa word for “listen up” and supports people through health education, skills training and personal development.  Carly Tanur, Mamelani’s founding director was shortlisted as one…… Continue reading Mamelani NGO in Cape Town