“There are broken-down cars and bits of discarded furniture everywhere,” Simpson wrote in the article posted on the BBC website. He went on to say, “Beyond the wooden shacks lie ditches and pools of dirty, stagnant water where mosquitoes breed. Two basic toilets serve the whole camp.”
Tucked away in a grimy corner of Pretoria, South Africa the white squatter camp dwellers continue to reach out for help. Struggling to survive and unknown to many their plights is a constant reminder of the poverty rising among the people of South Africa. What happened to the white people who once smiled and loved life?
What does the majority say about white squatter camps today, “The poor whites in this video are in a better position than the blacks were 20 years ago? When the blacks were being oppressed, they didn’t say shit, now when the roles are reversed and they get a taste of their own medicine, they want to cry and point fingers. You reap what you sow.
Most of the problems stem from the affirmative action and black empowerment laws that forced whites out of the job market. Afrikaans people appear to be the worst affected by these new laws and yet is the very same committed community who has delved into finding solutions to assist, feed, and nourish the homeless, needy people. The predicament of millions of people suffering has spread out the hearts of caring people to initiate projects to house, feed, and care for the hapless.
The generosity of faithful people remains astonishing as solutions are sought to assist projects on a massive scale. Several Non-Government organizations have set up to deal with the escalating problem of white homeless people. The projects undertaken depend on assistance from private people, and it is the impressive commitment of staff members committed to building up a safe harbor inside the borders of South Africa for the unfortunate white people that sparks a glimmer of promise.
Today, no one actually cares about poor whites, however poor blacks or other minorities are all that everyone appears to care about.
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