Victoria Mxenge Women’s Group
Gugulethu Seven & Amy Biehl Memorials
The Gugulethu Seven Memorial commemorates seven young black activists from the townships who were murdered by the police here in 1986....
An old primary school is the base for this impressive social enterprise project, which aims to transform the surrounding area into a...
Tsoga Environmental Resource Centre
Prince Charles planted a tree in 1997 at this centre built on a patch of once-barren wasteland in the heart of Langa. It’s doing well,...
This legendary Cape Flats dance venue is where you can get down to R&B, hip hop and live bands with a black and coloured crowd....
Tourists, TV stars and locals gather at this busy butchery serving some of Cape Town’s tastiest grilled meat. First buy your meat and...
Victoria Mxenge Women’s Group information
On a small plot of land just south of the junction of Lansdowne and Ottery Rds is the community of Victoria Mxenge, named after one of the heroes of the freedom struggle. At the community’s centre you can how local women, sick of living in shacks, started a joint savings scheme and taught themselves every aspect of building to design and construct their own homes. For little more than the cost of the very basic RDP home, the women can build three-bedroom homes of around 85 sq metres. So successful has the project been that they now advise other women’s groups around the world how to build homes.