6.09.2010

Video: The Cape Town "Clean Up"



I hate to keep bringing up old stuff nor do I want to sound like I have a chip on my shoulder but the whole "Blikkiesdorp" thing down in South Africa is just really whack to me. If you're going to have the brass to put people in a place like this at least have the spine to say what it really is and why you are doing it; Cape Town, you get a straight red for this one.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Those metal houses look a hell of a lot better than the plywood crap they came from, and a damn sight better than "living and begging on the street" that the two women featured in the video were doing. I'm not sure what you expect the government to do here.

SF said...

Perhaps not make people move forcibly from their homes (however spartan they may be) for the sake of keeping up appearances for visitors. Or --if we want to go to extremes-- spend the money used to build/renovate stadiums to raise the standard of living.

ERic said...

Or, build the nicer metal houses where they were living in the first place rather than somewhere else.

gpullis said...

This is just like District 9, except somehow with real human beings, it seems way more shitty.