16/04/2009. Blikkiesdorp. Cape Flats, Cape Town. South Africa.  Ouma Magdalena ( 90) was the eldest resident of Blikkiesdorp on the Cape Flats. The residents of Blikkiesdorp live in one of the poorest communities on the Cape Flats and are subjected to violent crimes, human traficing, rape and robberies. Today 25 000 people call these steel structures and the sand dunes surrounding it  home. They live in close proximity to each other and the family atmosphere that binds all these poor individuals together brought tears to my eyes. The monotone structures and grey palette of the scenery leaves you with little to be exited about. Ouma passed away in June 2010. She died of stravation and TB. This happened whilst the rest of the world was celebrating the world cup in South Africa. (image by Lizane Louw)
16/04/2009. Blikkiesdorp. Cape Flats, Cape Town. South Africa. Ouma Magdalena ( 90) was the eldest resident of Blikkiesdorp on the Cape Flats. The residents of Blikkiesdorp live in one of the poorest communities on the Cape Flats and are subjected to violent crimes, human traficing, rape and robberies. Today 25 000 people call these steel structures and the sand dunes surrounding it home. They live in close proximity to each other and the family atmosphere that binds all these poor individuals together brought tears to my eyes. The monotone structures and grey palette of the scenery leaves you with little to be exited about. Ouma passed away in June 2010. She died of stravation and TB. This happened whilst the rest of the world was celebrating the world cup in South Africa.
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