By Zimasa Mpemnyama Many people who work in and around Fordsburg come from all parts of the world. It is not strange to hear cleaners, waitresses, cooks, shop assistants etc. saying they come from countries like India, Bangladesh, Zimbabwe and Malawi. But, a majority of those employed there live just above the poverty line and […]Continue Reading... 1 Comment.
by Queenin Matsuabi After 50 years of learning and teaching martial arts, Solly Said is glad he followed his heart in his career instead of following his parents’ wishes. After all, it also brought him love. It was through karate that he met his wife, Shamsa. Shamsa Said hurries to the dojo, with only five […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
by Raquel De Canha Crime has for many years been a troubling shadow that looms over South Africa. A group of individuals in Mayfair have decided that crime in their area is too great a task for the police to tackle alone. It is here that many community members choose to take an active approach to […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
by Anelisa Tuswa Somali businesses are well known for an unusual pace when it comes to their business growth and development. Many wonder what their secret is to this growth and even though this community believes that they have none, they are still willing to expand and share their business skills with the rest of the […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
by Anlerie de Wet According to crime statistics, the Fordsburg and Mayfair areas are two of the safest foreign-inhabited areas in Johannesburg. The Muslims in the area, which is increasing yearly, believe it is because of their peaceful nature. Can this be true? Mayfair and Fordsburg have become places where refugees, asylum seekers and immigrants from […]Continue Reading... No Comments.