Is township development benefitting SA's informal communities?

Developments taking place across South Africa's townships are changing the face of the informal settlements, but who does it benefit?

702's Redi Tlhabi gave listeners an opportunity to share their thoughts on availability of varied services to meet the demands of consumers in South Africa's townships.

Listen to the conversation below:

I spend most of my money where I live because we have a mall here in Protea Glen so I go there to buy groceries and clothes.

Fani, caller from Protea Glen

I do almost everything here in Khayelitsha...There's seldom a reason to go to town except for maybe some government department offices.

Patrick, caller from Khayelithsa

We do buy from the local businesses, however, local businesses are being kicked out by the shopping malls. These shopping malls are not owned by locals.

William, caller in Soweto

This article first appeared on 702 : Is township development benefitting SA's informal communities?


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