Sunday, June 13, 2010

Post-apartheid S. Africa? No different.

I'm waiting to see if this happens: 'Local commentators have decried that the new stadiums will turn into "white elephants" after the World Cup.'There were promises after the fall of apartheid: 'After the historic all-race elections in 1994, the ruling African National Congress promised to build a house for every poor family to redress the injustices of apartheid. But today, cities such as Cape Town face acute housing shortages, pushing the poor to squat on public land or occupy empty buildings, even sidewalks.'

Read this story that I didn't see: In preparation for World Cup, the poor in Cape Town are being relocated

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