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Living in a shack in Khayelitsha township
(01-25.11.2004)

Together with a slovak friend Juro we stayed in a South African township called Khayelitsha (30 km from Cape Town) in a shack - the most popular house of poor people.

 
 

Our shack



Shack from the other side of the road
 


A bit closer
 


Very close
 


Welcome! come in, please...
 


Coach for the guests
 


The entrance
 


Dinner table
 


The eating room
 


Window to neighbour shack
 


Slovakia installation
 


The kitchen
 


Breakfast and supper are prepared here
 


Entrance to the rest room
 


Doors of the rest room
 


My bed
 


Juro sleeps here
 


Juro's bed
 


...and my sleeping bag
 


All wires are conected in this simple way
 
   


Our street and neighbouring shacks      [top]



Nombasa (on the right) from the next shack
 


and her relative
 


Nombasa's kitchen
 


Prepaid electricity box. One wire goes to our shack
 


neighbour with her kids
 


the same kids
 


sometimes we chated about life...
 


Friend of our neighbours
 


neighbours...
 


Other neighbour's shack
 


The same shack...
 


Another neighbours
 


...and their not functionable car
 


Shack in the same street
 


One more example
 


Anglican church in from of our shack
 


Khayelitsha craft market - next to the church
 
 


Friends and entertainment      [top]



With friends at home
 


Juro prepares food...
 


we used to have dinners together with neighbour Xolani and his wife
 


sometimes at their place, but most of the time in our shack
 


getting familiar with modern technologies
 


Lithuanian traditional pink soup was total fiasko among the community
 


slower than you would do that with washing machine, but with better quality
 


writing down some notes...
 


during the day time doors were open for everybody...
 


learner Zingizani was very often guest at our shack
 



 


very important process
 


during which Juro will loose some of his hair...
 


my last dinner in Khayelitsha
 


followed by 1 hour catholic Mass in the chack
 


Other pictures from Khayelitsha      [top]



Welcome to Khayelitsha!
 


Khayelitsha
 



 


all the township is lighted up with such huge lamps
 


the mass of shacks
 



 


Goats - are often on the streets
 


he-goat and his girls...
 


the way to move around with babies...
 


every Sunday - a big celebration
 


everybody dresses well
 


and goes to the church...
 


one Saturday we had lunch and the place of these women
 


we also got the chance to hear some songs
 


but there were way too much of us...
 


so we looked more like tourists...
 


the locals..
 


I tried to comunicate in a lot of ways...
 


some artist is making metal flowers from the the simple cans
 


Mini buses ("taxies" as they call it here)
 


Khayelitsha in the background
 


Children
 


It is going to rain...
 


Some kind of park
 


Bus stop
 


Left overs from the last elections
 


The barber shop
 


The Fashion Day of sewing project      [top]



The Fashion Day was held in on eof the cafes of Cape Town
 


women from Khayelitsha sewing project had nice opportunity to show what they have done in the last year