Ennerdale is a suburb of Johannesburg which was built in the 1970s in an attempt by local authorities to create a new kind of township for the coloured ethnic group (also referred to as Cape Coloureds). The aim was to achieve economic self-sufficiency, while ensuring racial segregation at the same time. Apartheid urban policies are now a thing of the past, of course, but most poor townships of Johannesburg continue to be predominantly coloured communities. These areas of the city are often culturally deprived, with few amenities such as parks or arts centres. They also lack urban goods such as fresh and frozen food products, dry goods (e.g. flour for bakeries), often due to inadequate roads and access.
Little boy who now benefits from the SOS Family Strengthening Programme (photo: SOS archives)