The Mogale municipality has failed in its application for an eviction order against residents of Coronation Caravan Park informal settlement, near Krugersdorp. Times photographer Halden Krog recorded life in this all-white shack settlement, after its residents refused to move to a ‘black’ area because they feared for their safety.
Beautiful story Halden.
The plight of the people brought tears to my eyes, beautiful pictures.
Why hasn’t the government built houses for this people…they ARE PEOPLE too you know…they live in informal settlements just like other ppl do…y should they b treated any different?
Its bcoz they are white isn’t it…APARTHEID all over again…
IF THEY WANT TO GIVE THEM HOUSES WHAT ABOUT WHO’S BEEN WAITING FOR THE HOUSES FOR YEARS
the market dominates, those (irrespective of colour) with nothing to offer will fade
I cannot even believe that we have white squatters in South Africa. How come these people are homeless? Where were they during the good ol day of Afrikaner rule. That’s beside the point though. Human right is much more important than a fan park, I hope they get to be settled in a correct place.
Thats why i left the corrupt south africa! i AM NOW in a country that is free from reverse racism, my children have a future. The new government and its corrupt, uneducated, incompetent commrades can have south africa and run it into the ground just like all the other northern african countries…….. Its a matter of time. Thank God i got out of that hell hole!
we must hav more squtters for them like our uncles in alex
This is mockery of democracy, human rights and service delivery. If SA belongs to all those who live in it and it being non-racial society, why have these citizens been excluded in RDP housing or fair treatment of following procedure to engage them if they must be relocated. Ag sies!
I don’t wish this for anyone – informal settlement dwellers, foreign nationals, black or white. Unless this is revenge and penalizing descendants of national party rulers whilst doing window dressing with appointment of FF and former NP leaders.
What future do these children have with a white skin – is this squatter camp all they can look forward to ?
THERE IS NOTHING STRANGE ABOUT THIS. SQUATTERS ARE EVEREWHERE
Yes, Apartheid and discrimination against Afrikaners, through BEE for example, not to mention genocide of Afrikaner farmers and calls to kill white infants: http://censorbugbear-reports.blogspot.com/2010/08/striking-civil-servants-call-for.html
@ Trish, their white skin, blue eyes and blond hair won’t stand them in good stead. I am greatful to have seen these images because for too long, poverty has been synonomous with blacks. I think poverty has a new face and it really makes a difference…