In the town of Ventersdorp, “the white people are running away” as blacks move in nearby. Racial equality remains elusive in such rural areas of South Africa. Whites and blacks are still socially isolated from each other. Racism persists, often below the surface but visible in the divided geography of the area. Both blacks and whites in Ventersdorp expressed concerns about the future in a post-Nelson Mandela nation.
Dec. 9, 2013 The Setlhafunu family’s new home, a tin shack across the road from an affluent white enclave in Ventersdorp. Many whites are now moving out. Alexia Webster/For The Washington Post Buy Photo