While on the trip I made notes in my phone on the events that made me definitely feel the cultural difference between Canada and South Africa. This one I had to share. It was something I had never experienced before.
May 9th 2017
We just went through a township, a township is not what I was expecting. It’s a township of squatters. I recently learnt that squatters are people who are living in poverty and have taken unoccupied or abandoned land to create a shelter for them and their families. Together these squatters form a community called townships. Through our travels around Cape Town we have seen quite a few townships from the highway, but this time we got up close and personal.