During apartheid, Somalia took in South Africans fleeing from an oppressive government. In recent times, South Africa has had to pay back the favour, taking in Somali refugees running from a civil war. In Johannesburg, particularly, Somalis have found a home in a bustling neighbourhood where their entrepreneurial spirit can thrive: Mayfair.
A transit camp to house Somalis fleeing war has, over two decades, become the largest refugee camp in the world. Now its 360 000 residents face an uncertain future as the Kenyan government announces its closure.