On this day of South African day of freedom examining the life of average South African makes sense to determine how far the country has come along in tackling poverty and low standard of living. It is necessary not only to look at Black people poverty index but also to look at poverty among the minority white population. The documentary by Tracks just did that.
- There are 42,000 white South Africans living in poverty, a figure which has grown in last 20 years
- Munsieville is a squatter camp west of Johannesburg which is home to 300 of them, many of them kids
- Under apartheid white South Africans lorded it over blacks and ‘coloureds’ but now there is equality
- There are 4.5 million white South Africans and every year thousands emigrate to Australia or New Zealand
- (Daily Mail)