Township Index Description

Under Apartheid the term ‘township’ came to mean a residential development which confined non-whites (blacks, coloreds and Indians) who lived near or worked in white-only communities. Photographs were made in several townships around Cape Town. The biggest township in Western cape is Khayelitsha, with population over 400 thousand people it’s one of the biggest townships in South Africa. 90 % of population are Black African most of them belong to Xhosa tribe.

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