The Golden Mile

The Golden Mile is the name given to an infamous and popular stretch of beachfront in Durban, South Africa. Returning after many years to my hometown, this area appeared as a microcosm for both the new South Africa and the remnants of the previous State.

Original buildings and monuments, like minitown, still exist along new structures like the Casino. There is a mix of people from different cultural backgrounds mingling together alongside emblems of the old regime. There are, for example, the nannies of old in their uniforms and the sharp differential between rich and poor, but the difference is that it is now a cross-racial phenomenon as opposed to the black and white dogma of the apartheid era.