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Burundian Hairdressers (TG)

Burundian hairdressers

Associated features: Les coiffeurs de Pretoria (Audio feature), Les Coiffeurs Burundais (Audio feature)

Thierry Gouegnon/Twenty Ten

Location: Johannesburg, South Africa

Coiffeurs burundais

Comme beaucoup d'autres africains, ils viennent en Afrique du Sud en quête de meilleures conditions de vie. Mais une fois sur place, la dure réalité sud-africaine les poussent à faire de petits boulots tels que la coiffure dans la rue.


Burundian Hairdressers

Thierry Gouegnon/Twenty Ten

Location: Johannesburg, South Africa

Like many other Africans who come to South Africa in search of greener pastures, Burundian nationals are often slapped with the reality of high unemployment rates. Many of them go into informal trades like hairdressing to earn a living. For men like ‘Tu Pac’ this affords them an opportunity to support their families and, in some cases, send money back to their home country.

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