Where We Work ~ Senaoane, Soweto

Soweto is a township 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. Soweto has quickly become the largest township in all of South Africa. The population has historically been prominently 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. All eleven of the country's official languages are spoken, with the main linguistic groups being Zulu, Sotho, and Tswana.

Named for Solomon G Senaoane (-1942), first sports organizer in the Non-European Affairs Department. Senaoane is a growing and vibrant neighborhood in Soweto with a burgeoning presence of schools, churches, clinics, sports facilities, and NGOs. It is also the home to Soweto College.