“unsettling humans in south africa

when i started writing this blog, the government had bulldozed houses in lenasia. the beef was that the houses had been built on ‘hijacked’ land. throughout the years, the government has failed to provide adequate housing for the people. we have an estimated backlog of 2.1 million houses. people spent their hard earned money – up to R500 000 – to pay for these houses. these are properly built houses that the government just razed to the ground! hundreds of houses, partially built. in a country where there are lots of shacks.not even a week later and they are attacking citizens again in hout bay. this time the people are fighting back with rocks and molotov cocktails. why do these images look like a flashback to the 80s? why does it seem like our government of ‘freedom fighters’ is bent on perpetuating violence against its people? Continue reading