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On its outskirts lies the sprawling informal settlement of Khayalethu ("Our Home"), which is a microcosm of Third World poverty and socio-economic challenges. This snapshot is taken 12 years into the new post-apartheid democratic dispensation, following Nelson Mandela's reconstruction and development programme, which was amended by Thabo Mbeki's neoliberal GEAR strategy (growth, employment and reconstruction).
This is an attempt to tell a little of Khayalethu's story ............
[See my article: "Khayalethu" in the PBase Magazine, Issue #7, pages 17 - 19]