- A video filmed by an international media company showed how apartheid is still alive in the country
- Using the townships in Cape Town as an example, they showed how the system's legacy is followed
- However, South Africans felt the video was just propaganda and fake news
Apartheid came to an end in 1994, but many believe it's legacy still visible in the country today.
For many apartheid is a distant memory, but those who believe we are in a 'post-apartheid apartheid' felt the system's legacy is clear across South Africa.
So, international media organisation AJ+ have recently uploaded a new episode of their online video series, “Direct From with Dena Takuri", which showed the system's legacy working in Cape Town.
“AJ+’s Dena Takruri explains how, more than two decades after the end of apartheid in South Africa, Cape Town remains racially segregated, with many black residents living in substandard townships.”
The episode also explores why Cape Town still has one of the highest inequality scores in the world, despite apartheid ending over 20-years-ago. And, what part the DA plays in the situation.
“It’s hard to deny the discrimination and structural segregation that still exists, even if it’s more subtle than it was under apartheid.”
The video received mixed reactions from South Africans, with some dubbing it "fake news and propaganda".
"The whites are no longer in power. The blacks are. This piece is fluff and not truthful. There is apartheid, but it is the other way around, not what you are describing.", one social media user wrote.
"Right wing or Left wing just take the whole chicken! As a South African I am tired of the virtual signaling on social media and using South Africa as a study case to proof your political point. Our politics aren't skin deep and it's more than just race. So leave your media bias preconceived perception of South Africa behind when you come here and realize we have much more to offer.", another wrote.
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