The Khayelitsha slum near Cape Town, South Africa remains a foreboding place, poor, underdeveloped and a visible reminder of the lasting legacy of apartheid. Still, even among surroundings that might depress the most hardy, there is a dynamism among the people that live here that belies the script that many have written for it. Among the shacks and the containers and under the shadow of the electrical pylons and power plants, you'll find shops, churches and more importantly the people with more ideas than you can absorb. This is the terrain of the hustle.

These photos were taken by The Wife during a research trip in July 2007
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