Josh/EJ – Soweto, Johannesburg – Incredible Poverty – Horrid Circumstances
Soweto is an urban area of the city of Johannesburg in Gauteng, South Africa, bordering the city's mining belt in the south. Its name, an English syllabic abbreviation for South Western Townships, refers to its origins as a Black township under South Africa's Apartheid government. The population has historically been overwhelmingly Black and some of the watershed events in the struggle against Apartheid occurred in the township. Formerly a separate municipality, it is now incorporated in the City of Johannesburg Metropolitan Municipality.