Over the last two weeks I have ventured into the townships with one of my colleagues for lunch on two occasions. Mr X knows the townships like the back of his hand and some of the places we stopped at I don't think I will every find again. The first time we got amagwinya (vetkoek or fatcake which is a ball of dough deep fried in oil) with sliced polony at one of the informal takeaways doing business from a shipping container. A vetkoek costs R1-50 while the slice of polony is R1 so you can just about stuff yourself with three of those for R7-50. For the international readers that is about $1 or just more than half an English pound.