Gentrification – a response to International Business Times article

A few of my friends have posted a link to this article or talked about “how amazing Maboneng, Newtown or Braamfontein is”. While these areas are indeed trendy and great places to go for good coffee, they have come at a tremendous cost to the urban poor. In order to create these areas, the poor are mostly displaced to...

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Listening to a 14 year old, black, female Jesus

On Saturday evening, the Hillbrow Theatre enacted a localized walk-about-Hillbrow-edition of the Passion play with some rather creative adapted parables and accounts of the life and death of Jesus. The story was tailored to reflect the struggles of the most vulnerable in our community. A brilliant scene was a recreation of the...

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Making poverty personal – Ash Barker

A heartfelt cry from Ash barker on making poverty personal [http://vimeo.com/91917249#at=444]

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Light in the Asphalt Jungle – by Vincent Harding

  Deeply stirred by this poem… oh how we need folk to move into neighbourhoods like Hillbrow all over the world… it is long but worth a read           Light in the Asphalt Jungle – Written by Vincent Harding I I had a dream. And I saw a city, A city that rose up out of the crust of the earth. And...

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It’s Friday… but Sunday is comin’

                It’s Friday… but Sunday is comin’ – S.M. Lockridge’s It’s Friday Jesus is praying Peter’s a sleeping Judas is betraying But Sunday’s comin’ It’s Friday Pilate’s struggling The council is conspiring The crowd is vilifying They don’t even know That...

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JMPD – a law unto themselves

Here is a link to the YouTube video On the 10 March at 5:35pm I found a JMPD vehicle (registration CR61DSGP) double parked in Kotze Street in Hillbrow. Where were the 4 officers? They were busy eating at a restaurant. I went in, asked the officers why they had double parked and the one explained that they would be leaving shortly....

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