Soweto’s photography collective

Pimville

The photographs make you look twice. First because they are pretty, stylized shots, speaking the language of fashion photography, and then again because of their setting.

Pimville, Kliptown and Orlando in Soweto, Alexandra are not usually names that conjure the hipster lifestyle, freedom, beauty, or high fashion. Continue reading

Saturday in Soweto

#10: Ditch the northern suburbs for a morning at Maponya Mall. The family headed for Soweto, and while a trip to the more historic parts of the township (so large it should be renamed a cityship, only if we stick with old naming conventions) like Vilikazi Street and Kliptown is still on my list, it was the Mall that drew us first in search of Saturday breakfast.

We drove there via Nasrec, curious to see the progress of the R1.5-billion revamp of the FNB stadium or “soccer city”, which will host the opening ceremony of 2010’s Soccer World Cup. Continue reading