The faces of poverty in South Africa

Sunday January 17th ~ (part 3) Langa Township, Cape Town

This post is a continuation of our day spent in an extremely poor part of Cape Town. It was eye-opening, interesting, challenging, depressing, and energizing all at the same time.

Beautiful faces of Langa Township

Gorgeous smile

Gorgeous smile

Leaning out a window to see what we were doing

Leaning out a window to see what we were doing

Washing laundry by hand

Washing laundry by hand

Cell phone in hand

Cell phone in hand

Tim captured me as I was taking a picture

Tim captured me as I was taking a picture

Pushing each other out of the way to be in front

Pushing each other out of the way to be in front

Walking down the street

Walking down the street

Looking over the side of the steps

Looking over the side of the steps

Taking a break from playing?

Taking a break from playing?

Young parent or big sister?

Young parent or big sister?

Joking with the neighbor

Joking with the neighbor

I had hoped to complete posting all of the information and pictures from Sunday, but it is getting too late and we have to get up at 5:00 in the morning to get to the airport for our flight to our next city.

Sorry, but you will just have to wait to see the pictures from our visit to the witch doctor…

Gratitude Moment: Today I am grateful for the openness we encountered from most of the people we interacted with in Langa. Children would run along the sidewalk trying to keep up with our bus as we traveled through different neighborhoods. Almost everyone we passed by would smile and wave.

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About Tim and Joanne Joseph

Hi and welcome! We are Tim and Joanne Joseph and we have just embarked on our "next chapter". At a stage in life where traveling the world, taking pictures, and sharing our adventures with friends and family will be our dream come true.
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8 Responses to The faces of poverty in South Africa

  1. Dr. Y. says:

    I love that shot of the three children pushing each other. I don’t know if you asked them to arrange themselves like that, but it is very beautiful.

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  2. roadrunnersdiary says:

    Nice post. Love that photo of you snapping a shot of the little girl.

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  3. Aunt Beulah says:

    Wonderful photographs. You have the ability to capture spirit and personality as well as appearance.

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