The Shoprite workers dismissed from the Pelican Park Cente supermarket picketed outside the shopping centre in Cape Town on Friday. They have galvanized support from activists and community members, and have started a crowd funding initiative to sustain their struggle.
Given the current economic and political climate that has engulfed the country, Vanessa Burger argues that South Africa is increasingly becoming a nation of researchers, analysts and commentators and this tendency is as destructive and parasitic as the politicians doing the damage.
It might be 23 years after the dawn of democracy in South Africa, but there are some communities that still do not have basic services like electricity and sanitation provided by the government. C-Section in Duncan Village in East London, is just one of many cases.
Residents of Buffalo City Metropolitan Municipality use the Mayor’s report back to lash out at the City for lack of service delivery, especially in informal settlements.
“I was thinking about my identity and the best way to express how I feel and see myself. I’ve never been comfortable with the term coloured. Through my personal journey as an artist including research I found myself more relating to the Khoi San people.”