There are no Supermarkets in Khayelitsha. People buy their food and other supplies from small shops called Spaza shops. These shops make a substantial contribution part of Khayelitsha's entrepreneurial growth.
Buying Fruit and Vegetables
The pictures show examples of where people living in Khayelitsha shop. Fruit and vegetables are often not fresh and cost more than in supermarkets. Spaza shops are also unhygenic as theyare not controlled by health regulations.
Poor people eat some parts from the sheep's stomach or a cow's stomach. After killing the animal the intestines are and wash thoroughly before cooking them. They call this type of meat 'upenisi'. People also eat sheep heads. A cooked head is called a 'smiley'. They first take the hair off by putting the head on a fire. After that, they take them out and wash them. The heads are cooked in big drums and cut them in half and sell the sheep heads. The picture on the right shows a sheep head being cooked.