I came across this interesting dodcumentary.
It shows many things.
- The reality of life for South Africa's poorest and the socio-economic conditions that breed crime.
- Teh real people who are making up the huge brunt of the violent crime victims in the country.
- A few people who have dedicated their lives to helping these people. The type of people South Africa needs and truly make a F#cking difference. Not some b#llshit expats bitching.
Now this makes up a tiny , tiny part of South Africa. It's not pretty and it's highly dysfunctional but it exists. It's horrible and these people are living in the worst situation you could imagine. Don't they deserve our attention and sympathy instead of our loathing ?
I for one have been toying with the idea of working in such communities. If there's anyone whose interested in getting involved you can contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org and we can bounce around some ideas as to how to put our silly lives to some use.