If you ask middle-class, white, suburban Capetonian whether her nanny has running water in her home, she might not know. Twenty-four years after the end of Apartheid, those who don’t live in townships - where a nanny is most likely to live - don’t enter.
Cultural misconceptions and separateness are still rife in Cape Town, where the privileged few don’t have first-hand knowledge of how the majority live.
Two years ago, a group of young Capetonian friends living in the township of Khayelitsha decided to change this. They started a dinner club called "Dine with Khayelitsha,” bringing privileged Capetonians into the townships not to do charity work or sightsee, but rather to enter their homes to eat, talk and begin to create a real end to this madness of segregation.
If We Say That We Are Friends will premiere at The Encounter Intl Film Festival in Cape Town on June 8th.
** Dinners are ongoing throughout the year. If you'd like to attend, sign up here: dinewith.co.za **