These Half Day tours commence at 09h00 and 14h00 and run for about 4 hours
Discover how the squalor of the Townships created by the previous government is slowly being transformed to create a better life style for the people who live there.
Learn what the Township Dwellers are doing to improve their situation through community projects focused on assisting those affected by HIV aids and to generally up lift them selves through the creation of Spaza shops and other entrepreneurial ventures.
You will visit Langa Township (the sun) Cape Town’s oldest township established in 1927 where a local community guide takes you on a walking tour of:
- The infamous “singles quarters” and the hostels, – a product of the Migrant Workers Laws of the previous regime which destroyed families and created a dysfunctional society.
- “Spaza” shops and “Shebeens”.
- The “new flats” which are the old hostels now converted into smart new family apartments offering a chance for decent family living.
- A community centre, craft market (shop for locally-made arts and crafts which directly benefit the community), a tavern (shebeen), a pre-school and a township restaurant where lunch is an option
- Langa Taxi Rank – sequel to the Sharpville Massacres of 21 March 1960, as a result of the defiance campaign over the pass laws, led by P.A.C. leader Robert Sobukwe and local resistance leader, Phillip Kgosana
- A Tour of Phillipi & Browns Farm will highlight how the previous regime forcibly removed ‘coloured’ people from newly designated ‘White’ areas.
- You will also be shown Rylands, which was established for the ‘Indian’ people and learn how these people contributed to the struggle.