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Monthly Archives: June 2008
I wrote about the so called xenophobic violence in South Africa before, right? When we hear things like that the first reaction is: Bust it!
No matter who was behind it or what was the political agenda, we need to inject more positive energy into this situation.
So I overcame my inertia and started visiting those hotspots in the vast continent of shackland, meaning the agglomerations of huts, shacks and small houses that surround the cities of Johannesburg and Pretoria.
This is where the competition between immigrants from all over Africa and the disenfranchised locals is really happening.
It is not happening in the boardrooms!
On the bottom level the people feel threatened by energetic foreigners who are hellbent on creating a foothold in South Africa and often overstep the boundaries of "acceptable" behaviour in that process.
So, after all the horribleRead more »June 02, 2008