Mdantsane is a unique, vibrating, eclectic, African place. Follow us on a pilgrimage to Mdantsane to discover the street culture, fashion, food, people, music, homes, taverns, humor, businesses, history and what's hot in the second biggest township in South-Africa, located close to the city of East London in the Province of the Eastern Cape. Join us on this journey while we capture the spirit of this amazing place for you in the here and in the now. We are going to introduce you to many individuals, artists, musicians, groups and associations.
They are the HEROES OF DAILY LIFE. They are the people who create, innovate and improve their life and their stories deserve to be told. This is a place for only good and positive stories of humanity, that will send out a message of courage, endurance and strength to the world through their pictures and words.

Friday, February 19, 2010


Pelisa Welemu and me met in 2002 in Mdantsane.  Our paths had crossed through work, she being the founder and director of the newly created Ethembeni Old Age Home and me working for an International Development Organisation assisting NGO's in the Eastern Cape. 
We became close friends and three years ago we decided that we would like to do a coffee-table book  together about Mdantsane the second biggest African black city in South- Africa.

Pelisa in the new car of the Ethembeni Old Age Home. Her efforts were finally successful and she received funding for a car.

After having worked a long time on the concept, the articles, the lay-out and after having taken pictures and collecting stories for over 4 years we decided that we are going to write our book and publish it. And here it is.
We are introducing parts of ' THE MDANTSANE WAY " to you on this blog.
And we hope that you will enjoy what we have to tell and show you.

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