A CITYSCAPES  |  AFRICAN CENTRE FOR CITIES PROJECT

“Why are we attaching a percentage to a child when we should be looking at their holistic development?”
Alfonso Louw
Education
“I don’t think any little girls dream of becoming a domestic worker. You don’t choose that, it just happens.”
Mina Plaatjies
Work
“The taxi industry is not an industry for the light hearted person.”
Thabang Molefe
Mobility
“I thought that architecture can make a difference because I grew up in a context where I could see that black people were not getting good architecture.”
Gita Goven
Shelter
“I’ve had to learn in my mind to make room for other people’s pictures as well..”
Luzann Isaacs
Land
“It’s not about the money. I believe in life after death and that we will be questioned for what we have done.”
Essop Brothers
Diversity
“In the gang life you’re ready to die for something that is wrong, so why can’t you give your life for something that is right? I was part of the problem so that’s why I must be part of the solution.”
Colin Barends
Vulnerability
“I’m not here to save people. I’m doing something with them, and that thing that I do gives me joy.”
John Parker
Well-Being
“This is a much better arrangement.”
Kieyaam Ryklief
Food System
"It’s not nice for us when it’s raining. It floods. Outside it’s full of water wherever you go.”
Christina Mtandana
Climate Change