The Guardian: Mamelodi for a month: a middle class white family’s experience of life in a South African township

Julian and Ena Hewitt spent August living with their two young daughters in a 3 x 3 metre shack in Mamelodi, a township outside Pretoria, South Africa. Though they wanted to challenge themselves to survive on the average black household income of R3000 per month (£190), their story drew the attention of the international media with a mixture of support and criticism. The Hewitts explain their decision, and what they have learned from their stay.

Mamelodi, South Africa.
23rd August 2013

Video by Jordi Matas
Production by David Smith and Richard Sprenger

The Guardian: S’Manga Khumalo, the black jockey shaking up South African horse racing

Last month S’manga Khumalo became the first black jockey to win the Durban July, South Africa’s top horse race, on his steed Heavy Metal. He talks to David Smith about his path to success from humble beginnings in the KwaMashu township, and being a role model in a changing sport.

South Johannesburg, South Africa.
9th August 2013

Video by Jordi Matas
Production by David Smith and Richard Sprenger