Pictures from my Friday with community organizer, Vernon Ross. We would stop at Langa, the oldest township. I would meet a young man putting his artistic skills to work for himself and the community. Then we would visit a Baptist Church in the poorest township, Guguletu. From there we would go to the largest township, khayelitsha. There I would talk and shake hands with the same young man who met then to be President Barack Obama! We talked about the same issues, AIDS prevention and care for this community which is running somewhere in the neighborhood of 15%. So much more could be done by government and finally I was reminded of the many street vendors and take aways (mom and pop for us in the US), competing poorly just to make a living from each other.