Protests of note in South Africa TODAY: I know CNN tells you all about protests around the world. But here are some pretty significant ones happening RIGHT NOW, in cities we have traveled near in the past month, places that are currently only a few hours drive away.
- This picture (above) is from the community of Sweet Home Farm, Phillipi; they are a settlement that wants basic things like taps and electricity. They have been told they cannot get help from the government because they are on private land - of course this is after they voted their representative into office, who before being elected said the opposite.
And one more photo:
A protest about school overcrowding is becoming violent. What do the people want?
“Firstly, our classrooms are overcrowded, secondly, we do not have benches and desks, and thirdly, we want a high school. We have learners from Grade R up to matric using the same school premises. We can’t have children in a Grade 1 class mixing with a learner in Grade 12, it’s wrong,” said the Principal.
The students themselves burned down three mobile classrooms; they are refusing to accept their current school conditions.