Changing the face of Soweto

AN AMBITIOUS project to transform Soweto into a city is brewing right at the heart of South Africa’s largest township, which is situated south of Johannesburg.

“The perception that Soweto is a township has to change,” says Kgomotso Pooe, chairman of a tourism collective called SoWeToo. “While tourists tend to drive through the township, Pooe says they want to make sure people “step out of their air-conditioned buses to experience the township life.”

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