Kliptown: life beyond the tracks.
Project info

Beyond the railway line that fringes the freshly developed Walter Sisulu square in Jo'burg is the township of Kliptown. In stark contrast to the well-ordered and crisp public spaces of the square, Kliptown is a jumble of crumbling houses, a tangle of electricity cables, piles of rubbish, and untreated water spewing over the unpaved streets. From the outside Kliptown looks a forlorn and forgotten place, but inside there is a sense of change that is being fuelled by many of the residents themselves - a spirit of enterprise, enthusiasm, and belief in a better future.