I’m in Bertrams, an inner-city suburb-slum that lies between Doornfontein and Bezhuidenhout Valley. I’m here because I’m worried about the Jukskei River.
Jody Viana waits for his turn to slot in with the rest of the hot rods. He’s in number 100, the car with the loudest engine and the Porra flag on the side. He grips his steering wheel a bit too tight. He’s gone through three motors this year already, R45k a pop. Plus there’s oil on the oval.