Khayelitsha is a thriving township in Cape Town, the fastest growing township in the country. It is home to more than 500 000 people, with more and more arriving every day to make this buzzing community their home.
The Khayelitsha Life Project was commissioned to highlight and share the local entrepreneurship in Khayelitsha. Many projects in South African townships are driven by external businesses and business interests, and our Dutch client wanted a different story told - the story that focusses on the vibrant industry within Khayelitsha, driven by people living there, marked by innovation & creativity that stretches the imagination.
We spent 3 days and 2 nights in Khayelitsha and it was both a humbling and an eye opening experience. The township boasts the poorest of the poor and the up and coming wealthy locals - it boasts restaurants, tours, nightclubs and more. Life here is real, raw and very colourful. This was an experience that I will remember for a very long time.