So, fat cats come into the inner city and find these broken down, dilapidated buildings and “renovate and improve them so that they conform to middle/upper standards”… Nice, right? But now, this is at the expense of many South Africans who don’t and will probably never make a living wage that will gain them access to those spaces, whether it be to live there or buy a cup of coffee. So essentially they are being swept out of these buildings and onto the cold streets, under bridges, anywhere where they’ll remain unseen…

Don’t talk to me about the “loveliness” of gentrification.


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