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

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