25 Years in Power — Where is South Africa now?

A child runs through the streets of Langa in Cape Town, an apartheid era township home to over 75,000 residents (cr: Jon S Pezzi)

For miles, boxy shacks of cheap metal stretch to the horizon. On your way from the airport into Cape Town’s bustling city center, take a sharp left after these shantytowns, and the road takes you to several enclaves of affluence. The mansions overlooking the water are frequented by the elite and Hollywood celebrities alike. This was South Africa during Apartheid, and this is South Africa now.