Meet former Cape Flats gangsters who are turning their lives, communities around

Photographer and NGO volunteer Pete Barlow ventured into the part of Cape Town that the city likes to keep at arm’s length, where he befriended remarkable men trying to hold back the tide of gangsterism

05 December 2021 - 00:00
By Pete Barlow

Meeting a former gangster who intrigued him led NGO volunteer Pete Barlow to begin recording the lives of people in one of SA’s most crime-ridden corners of the Cape Flats, a community he now calls his own.

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