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Family of Tailors Still Serve Johannesburg

It’s a dark and crisp autumn morning on Albertina Sisulu Street in central Johannesburg. Chiman Chhiba opens the tangle of locks and chains that secure his tailor shop. He lifts shutters of rolled metal to reveal windows displaying rabbit-fur hats decorated with multi-colored feathers and designer shoes. The awakening city roars past him in a cacophony of speeding vehicles and police sirens.   Chhiba is a small but feisty man of 76. How else could he have thrived on these...

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