An elephant statue stands on February 2, 2014 at Maponya shopping Mall, Soweto, South Africa. Maponya is one of several new shopping malls in the township. Soweto today is a mix of old housing and newly constructed townhouses. The population in Soweto is estimated to be around one million people. A new hungry black middle-class is growing steadily. Many residents work in Johannesburg but the last years many shopping malls have been built.
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