Artful Powerplant Cooling Towers
Not so very long ago, Soweto was an area that the powerful people of South Africa pretty much ignored. It was a source of cheap labor and that was all.
Thus, the location of a large coal fired power plant in the community, the smoke of which was terrible and caused many problems for those residing in the community.
Today, this powerplant is now closed.
However, as a testament to the changing face of South Africa as a whole and Soweto in particular, the old cooling towers were decorated by some local artists and rather than being a symbol of despair as they once were, are now a symbol of the new life and face of the community.
How to find it? It isn't hard. You can see the towers from a vast area of Soweto!
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- Historical Travel
from a two room shack to a palatial mansion
they come in all sizes and shapes,
many are identical,
gracefully since the late 80s and early 90s
renovations and additiosn are taking place
sadly the dormitary Status of Status of Soweto lingers