We asked you to share your views on how South African cities have changed in the 25 years since apartheid. Here are some of the responses we received

“I’m a woman so my biggest issue is safety. South Africa is beautiful and has a lot going for it. However, poverty resulting from high unemployment and inequality result in high crime rates and extensive gender-based violence. Business is hoarding capital, resulting in low investment rates, once more contributing to high unemployment. Those in power (business and otherwise) don’t seem to care how rampant economic inequality is contributing to the very same ills they bemoan. They seem to be happy behind their gated communities, forgetting that they won’t be insulated forever. On the surface the country seems to have integrated well, but rampart poverty and crime are eating into any gains made after the fall of apartheid.”
Sovuyo Zee, 43, Johannesburg

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