O'Sullivan Road

07.22.11 Jabu Tom: Langa to Khayelitsha

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Over the weekend Jabu and  I rode the Metrorail from Langa to Khayelitsha, the oldest formal township to the largest and fastest growing informal township.  This particular route is primarily utilized by township residents to commute to and from the City Center.  As the train travels east, the concrete houses of Langa gradually evolve into a sprawl of wood and tin shacks where the corrugated roofs meet the distant horizon.  Nine months out of the year Jabu travels on the train twice per day to transport his sculptures from Langa to the City Center.

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Written by Sarah Stacke

July 22, 2011 at 3:37 pm

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  1. I always find transit systems a fascinating view of any city. I love the colors in these.

    Bryan

    July 23, 2011 at 2:25 pm

  2. Great pics. They tell a story.

    Robert Stacke

    July 24, 2011 at 1:24 pm


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