Today we feature two of Greg Lumley’s photographs taken in the Langa township, an area made up of infamous singles quarters, hostels of migrant workers of the apartheid era, a squatter camp, a vast taxi rank, a community centre, and settlers. Langa is high on the list of ‘to do’s’ when visiting Cape Town and over twenty five percent of tourists take a township tour in an endeavour to ascertain the extent to which the squalor and deprivation of the previously disadvantaged have improved.
Says Greg “Life in the townships is very different from the suburbs and many cultural practices are alive and well. From a photography point of view you would have to be totally blind not to want to click in every direction …”
Photographs © Greg Lumley / Langa Township by Greg Lumley