Sbu Xaba’s frustration and despair is understandable. After the end of apartheid there was genuine hope that the lives of the poor would improve. This is what the incoming ANC government had promised. But as more than a decade passed, hope turned to frustration, despair and anger. Those most effected by these broken promises, the ‘poors’, have not been silent. In 2005 alone there were 6000 protests in South Africa.
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