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[Daily Blog Reads] The Not So Developed Parts Of Johannesburg.

[Daily Blog Reads] The Not So Developed Parts Of Johannesburg.

South Africa is an enigma. In fact, Johannesburg alone is. We live in a developed residential area. We are not far from giant malls, big retailers and high rise buildings. We drive on massive highways and walk around in well sheltered, landscaped properties. We are lucky. Because at the other side of the city, there’s a huge group of people that live in conditions that are like Singapore circa 1970s. The roofs are made from zinc sheets or plastic. The floor is concrete or sand. There are no traffic lights and life is simple and communal here. I visited the towns of Tsakane, Brakpan and Langaville. Just an hour away from the city centre of Joburg. If you had told me a year ago that I would be in South Africa, and roaming in places like these, I would have said, Never!! I was such a timid gal when I first arrived here. Totally believing that if I walked into an area where bl...

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