4 Reasons Why Growing Up in Rural South Africa is a Disadvantage

I write this article after spending a number of weeks living in one of the rural townships, Kamhlushwa, that characterizes the region of Mpumalanga. I lived in a small building with a tin roof, cockroaches in the kitchen and water that took 20 minutes to heat up, yet I lived in luxury compared to most. In this region, 84% of people are unemployed, 46% have HIV/Aids and only 7.7% have flushing toilets and piped water in their homes, as stated by a representative of a local education charity in the township.

Angus Elby

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