Dolly Hlope's strawberry jam is delicious. She makes it from strawberries grown in her own garden - in Soweto.
By Hugh Sykes
BBC correspondent in Soweto
You can taste it for yourself if you stay in her Soweto bed-and-breakfast guest house.
Some shacks have been replaced with better homes and roads
South Africa really has changed.
Ten years ago, in the weeks leading up to the first democratic elections, Soweto was not a place where a stranger would wander about - especially if they were white; white people in Soweto were regarded with suspicion, and often assumed to be members of the hated apartheid security forces.
But now, there are several guest houses in Soweto, some smart new restaurants, small shopping malls with security guards, and a new Checkers supermarket.
And one very good reason to visit Soweto is the powerful Hector Pieterson museum.
Hector was the 13-year-old boy shot dead by a white policeman in June 1976, during a demonstration against the use of Afrikaans as the teaching language in schools.
Hector Pieterson remains a symbol of the fight against apartheid
Hector Pieterson's death was a turning point.
Suddenly the world was confronted with harrowing photographs of a dead child with blood coming from wounds on his head.
And South Africa was confronted with the reaction.
Nearly 20 years later, the brutal system of ruthlessly enforced racial segregation had been dismantled.
The demons of apartheid were soon replaced with the forgiving and conciliatory spirit of Nelson Mandela.
Towns and townships amalgamated under single administrations, schools were desegregated, and an assault began on the grinding poverty endured by the vast majority of the people.
Since 1994 hundreds of thousands of new homes have been built, and life is slowly improving for many of the most deprived.
Some shanties still remain close to affluent city centres
Shocking, overcrowded shanty towns still remain close to affluent city centres like Johannesburg and Durban, with public water taps and public toilets and no electricity.
But in some of the worst areas, many shacks have been cleared away and replaced with homes with water and electricity, with proper roadways and street lighting.
But one enemy is still dangerously at large - HIV/Aids.
Organisations like the South African Medical Research Council and the Actuarial Society of South Africa estimate that between four and six million citizens are HIV-positive.