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A Tale of Three Cities – once upon a town.

By iancochrane, published on Nov 10, 2013

...and the importance of family – before suddenly falling silent.

We’re standing on an elevated ancient seabed: the rocky ridge of Johannesburg’s Melville Koppies; at our backs the distant towers of Jo’burg proper. The temperature drops, across the way the rolling urban hills of Sophiatown: these days neat, quiet houses and gardens, tarred roads and pale rendered walls, first surveyed in 1903, an urban experiment with black Africans owning property and living among other races. With the distance from Johannesburg and a sewage plant built nearby, most whites had left by... (more)

Tags: family, south africa, apartheid, sophiatown, soweto, gauteng

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