Afrikaner poverty: documentary by Breyten Breytenbach

Afrikaner poverty: documentary by anti-apartheid activist Breyten Breytenbach

Sept 26 2011 – Internationally-known anti-apartheid-activist and author Breyten Breytenbach has produced a documentary about the grinding poverty amongst his fellow-Afrikaners in Nelson Mandela’s Rainbow Nation.

AFRIKANER ARMOEDE BREYTEN BREYTENBACH documentary kyknet dstv com 20010926 wit armoede in suid afrika

 He toured many of the hundreds of little squatter-camps and camp-sites where destitute ‘whites’ are trying to survive despite a lack of government benefits, a lack of food-aid and the government’s continuous refusal to give ‘whites’ access to the labour market.

This is grinding poverty which is not even seen amongst South African blacks: more than 14-million blacks receive food-aid, government pensions, free housing, free water and free electricity-reticulation which is being denied to these whites for the most part.

The programme is broadcast tonight – Monday-night 26 September 2011 but only once and only on the Afrikaans-language TV network KYKNET.

The video can probably be seen via the internet after September 26 2011 on:
 http://kyknet.dstv.com/2011/09/26/wit-armoede-in-suid-afrika/

About Adriana Stuijt
Retired South African-Dutch journalist formerly Sunday Times Johannesburg

One Response to Afrikaner poverty: documentary by Breyten Breytenbach

  1. Jerry says:

    And sadly it was and still is us whites that keep this country together may it be by a very thin thread.

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