Living in a place with no name
Erna Van Wyk
A R952-million state-of-the-art prison adorns the outskirts of the Northern Cape capital, Kimberley.
Complete with sports fields, art, educational, vocational and health facilities, the New Kimberley Correctional Centre is a real showpiece. Even its 8km sewer line is something to be a bit jealous of.
But just a few kilometres away, apartheid’s bucket toilets still line the corners of red Kalahari dust plots where corrugated iron shanties are neatly packed in a row.