Du Noon

September 19, 2016  •  Leave a Comment

One of the "attractions" tourist can experience in South Africa, is called a Township tour (in other countries they are also called Shanty town, Bidonville, Favela, .. ).The first time I heard about these excursions was in Rio De Janeiro where at the time they were done poorly and it implied that a portion of your money would go to the ruling warlord of the favela. Reason enough to understand that I was absolutely not eager to participate (but curious nonetheless). 

Luckily enough some happy coincidence brought me to Du Noon on a Sunday morning (but not for a township tour!). I was invited for a "braai" (BBQ) by the lovely people from JoshGen Church after attending the Sunday mass in the City Center. So after a meal of "(Mielie)pap" and "Braaiwors" I was very eager to discover the township in the (safe) proximity of the town preacher. 

One of the first things that struck me was the amount of activity. No corner is unused! Every shop is screaming for your attention through home made signs.. All the better for the photographer! 

As a side note .. Du Noon is considered one of the most dangerous Townships from Capetown.  

Which one is your favourite? Can you guess mine? 

 

 


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