A drive through a South African township

Author: Owen Wiley

Caption:During Apartheid, non-white citizens of South Africa were forbidden from living in the cities, but often had to work in them. Thus arose the townships, which are large towns which were unofficially built by South Africans who needed to live in the cities but were not allowed to. Although there have been many projects to improve living conditions and safety in the areas, many of them are still rife with crime, and many houses do not have running water. Around a quarter of South Africans still live in these townships, and they are a glaring example of the massive gap between the wealthy and poor in both South Africa and the world as a whole. I took this video last year in Cape Town’s largest township, Khayelitsha

Tags: Injustice in Life

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