"My shoes are eating," remarked Zusu, a 9-year-old AIDS orphan and resident of Nkosi's Haven, one of the most well resourced orphanages in South Africa. 

"My shoes are eating," remarked Zusu, a 9-year-old AIDS orphan and resident of Nkosi's Haven, one of the most well resourced orphanages in South Africa. 

 Vangelia Nicolaou surrounds herself with past learners in her office as the Principal of Mondeor High School. Located in the suburbs of Johannesburg, Mondeor was one of the first schools in the Guateng Province to integrate after the fall of Apartheid. 

Vangelia Nicolaou surrounds herself with past learners in her office as the Principal of Mondeor High School. Located in the suburbs of Johannesburg, Mondeor was one of the first schools in the Guateng Province to integrate after the fall of Apartheid. 

 Maria barbecues sausage and lamb for a traditional braai in Soweto. 

Maria barbecues sausage and lamb for a traditional braai in Soweto. 

 Three meals a day, mentorship and technology access are provided for learners at the Kliptown Youth Program, an academic enrichment program located in the poorest informal settlement in Johannesburg.

Three meals a day, mentorship and technology access are provided for learners at the Kliptown Youth Program, an academic enrichment program located in the poorest informal settlement in Johannesburg.

 A sunset over Kliptown. 

A sunset over Kliptown. 

 A young girl dances with the Umbiyozo Foundation at the V&A Waterfront in Cape Town. In Xhosa, umbiyozo means celebration.

A young girl dances with the Umbiyozo Foundation at the V&A Waterfront in Cape Town. In Xhosa, umbiyozo means celebration.

 Lights from a backup generator illuminate the back room as rapper, Bleq Majic, lights a cigarette before his set. Load shedding is a phenomenon in South Africa that affects many businesses. Rolling power blackouts occur frequently due to deficient infrastructure on the electrical grid.

Lights from a backup generator illuminate the back room as rapper, Bleq Majic, lights a cigarette before his set. Load shedding is a phenomenon in South Africa that affects many businesses. Rolling power blackouts occur frequently due to deficient infrastructure on the electrical grid.

 A man sits outside a loading entrance of Wits University in Johannesburg.

A man sits outside a loading entrance of Wits University in Johannesburg.

 Pre-school learners are sent to play for recess at the Kliptown Youth Program. 

Pre-school learners are sent to play for recess at the Kliptown Youth Program. 

 Clothes hang in the early evening sun in Alexandra Township. Abbreviated, "Alex", the informal settlement played an integral part in the civil protests that would eventually end Apartheid by staging the first bus boycotts. 

Clothes hang in the early evening sun in Alexandra Township. Abbreviated, "Alex", the informal settlement played an integral part in the civil protests that would eventually end Apartheid by staging the first bus boycotts.