Driving through Cape Town is a big mix from gorgeous gated villas to mile after mile of corrugated shanties in the townships. Such inequalities were hard to see.



We were able to find a tour through the townships (mostly Langa) and also visit a preschool. This is run by an NGO and is clean and safe for children albeit rather bare and of course crowded by US standards. Very few play items for children and just mats to lie on. The teacher feeds them from one bowl of porridge/corn meal. It’s relatively expensive at about $18 a month for a child to attend. Looking around at the living conditions it was difficult to imagine raising small children there.

A rather strange poster for a preschool classroom


Living conditions in some of the townships.

Entire families have one room

This one was a hugger