South African Townships, the Nightmare Within a Dream

In 1994, when Apartheid fell, black South Africans must have seen their hopes soar far beyond barbed-wire fences and absolute repression. Everything was suddenly possible. The world, their world, had just become a better place. Some 15 years later, as I ventured last March into Khayelitsha, second largest township in the country after Soweto, I…

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