17 January 2010

Soweto



is short for South Western Townships, meaning that Soweto is an aggregation of different townships around Jo’burg. Black People in Jozi speak only with greatest pride of Soweto probably due to the fact that the uprisings against the apartheid regime in 1976 started there. Sowetans seem pretty well off like middle class people. Most of them live in proper houses with water and electricity as opposed to inhabitants of other townships which have to live in makeshift shacks.

On a Sunday afternoon we go to watch a concert at a place called Thesis Social Club. People in Soweto are proud and very friendly. There is also a special way of dressing up. Sowetans are quite stylish. At Thesis we meet musicians, graphic designers, filmmakers, graffiti artists and the like.



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