Class divides in Cato Manor

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By Hannah Green

“For a municipality-built house, the home Nompilo Mkhize shares with her father and son in Durban’s Cato Manor is impressive.

The floors are tiled, the sitting room has a silver Samsung TV, and there is even a platter of fake wooden fruit decorating the coffee table. Mkhize’s father’s job as a driver for night-shift Prasa employees has treated them well.

South Africa is often described as a land of two nations, divided between a financially successful white minority and a large community of impoverished black Africans. But in Cato Manor the divide is not that simple…”

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A land of two nations, but in Cato Manor it is not so simple

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