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The sign on the wall said,"Don't rob the tourists. Tourists bring money." With our guide, we felt totally safe walking among the people of the township. I suspect the government of South Africa has done them more harm than they will ever do the tourists. The story I got was that the government has taxed the people of the bush country until the household head has been forced to move away from their homes to the cities where they are forced into low paying labor positions. This has created the townships. There is many forms of entreprenural ventures. There is also many reasons for hope. Much like racism in the USA, such segregation is now illegal though tolerated. I give you the images. Please read the captions on those photos that have them.
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GOLDEN OPPORTUNITY!
GOLDEN OPPORTUNITY!
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Convienience store with toilets.
Convienience store with toilets.
KMART TYPE BUSINESS
KMART TYPE BUSINESS
PRODUCE STAND
PRODUCE STAND
TIRE STORE!
TIRE STORE!
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BBQ TIME
BBQ TIME
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Primitive electrical system
Primitive electrical system
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Middle class houses are up the hill.
Middle class houses are up the hill.
Hoops anyone?
Hoops anyone?
Sharing a pair of skates!
Sharing a pair of skates!
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Home made toys are common.
Home made toys are common.
Circumcision ceremony
Circumcision ceremony
This is the Bush!
This is the Bush!