South Africa is still under apartheid | AJ+

South Africa is still under apartheid | AJ+

For outsiders, Cape Town can appear to be a symbol of post-apartheid South Africa. The coastal city is promoted as a top destination for its diversity of food, landscapes and cultures. But for black South Africans, life in Cape Town is steeped in the lasting legacy of
apartheid – the system of white minority rule that has left the country’s black
majority poor and powerless. Though apartheid was officially terminated in 1994, throughout South Africa neighborhoods remained structurally
segregated, and the vast majority of black citizens remain locked in grinding poverty. I’m going to show you how Cape Town was designed to keep racial groups separated, and how those divisions persist today. Cape Town’s layout provides a striking
example of the clear socioeconomic divisions between South Africans. I’m
standing in a township that reflects the living conditions of most black Capetonians: poor and under-resourced, without access to running water, sewage
or even electricity. Just next to it is a white suburb that’s worlds apart. There’s no easier way to see this than with a drone. From above you can see the state of the bustling black township I’m standing in, called Imizamo Yethu. It’s a barren, informal settlement made up mostly of shacks and government-built
homes. Literally next to the township is a white suburb that’s overflowing with greenery. So here’s what life looks like for most white Capetonians: nice suburban homes with running water, protected by walls and alarm systems.
Some even have signs specifically warning black Africans, in their language
of Xhosa, of dogs inside. And the disparity isn’t just black-and-white. Here’s the color township of Manenburg to the left, and the informal black
settlement of Nyanga to the right. Unlike black townships, the ghettos of
colored people are made up of small homes, rather than shacks, and have basic services like running water. Before we go any further, I should break down how racial groups are classified here. “Colored” is a centuries-old community of
diverse heritage that might be called “Creole” in the U.S. or Caribbean. They’re
distinguished from “Africans,” who are the city’s Xhosa-speaking black population. While Africans are the vast majority in most of South Africa, in Cape Town coloreds are the largest group. Africans are a close second. Whites are only 15%, followed by Asians and others. The segregation we see from above is the
legacy of an apartheid system that was instituted by South Africa’s National
Party and lasted from 1948 to 1994. Apartheid further expanded the policies
of white domination and racial segregation that were already in place
since the colonial era. Under the 1950 Group Areas Act, the government created racially segregated areas and forcibly removed people from neighborhoods
reserved for white people. From 1950 until 1983, one of the largest mass removals in modern history took place. Here in Cape Town, District 6, where I
currently am, had been a booming area in the heart of the city, with more than
60,000 colored residents. But in the ’70s, the government bulldozed their homes and forced them into windswept housing projects on the Cape Flats, far from the
city centre. Apartheid dictated where people could live and move about.
Africans were issued a “pass,” for an ID document stating where they could live
and work. They would be arrested if police found them in a white
neighborhood not designated as their place of employment. The system was used to bar most Africans from moving to the city in search of jobs. Instead, they were confined to living in three blighted townships. In the ’80s, hundreds of
thousands began moving to the periphery of the city, building shacks and informal
settlements. The legacy of that migration remains today in poor townships like
this one. Part of apartheid ‘s divide-and- rule scheme was to give coloreds
priority over black Africans for jobs and housing. But coloreds were also
systematically displaced at the expense of whites. And today, the white minority
continues to live near the city centre and in lush suburbs like this one. And
the inequality isn’t limited to neighborhoods. Under apartheid, Cape
Town’s more exclusive Atlantic Coast beaches, like this one, used to prohibit
blacks. Whites enjoyed their own beaches like these, while blacks and coloreds had
their own beaches, which looked like this. Today, beachfront areas like Camps Bay still cater to mostly whites. But now, it’s all about who can afford the nice
restaurants and shops. It’s this kind of unspoken disparity that continues to permeate Cape Town society. Studies by local researchers have found that black Africans are almost always less successful than white people in moving
up career paths in Cape Town, a phenomenon labeled the “ebony ceiling effect.” The inequality here is so stark that
Cape Town’s GINI index, which economists use to measure inequality, is 63 out of
100, that’s one of the highest in the world. So why has Cape Town failed to
deliver a better life for all since the end of apartheid? Some blame Cape Town’s governance. Cape Town rests within the province of the Western Cape, which is
the only one of South Africa’s nine provinces not run by the governing
African National Congress. That’s the anti apartheid party of Nelson Mandela. Instead, it’s run by the Democratic Alliance, which grew out of white liberal establishment politics, but includes remnants of the old National
Party and black middle-class support. The Democratic Alliance dismisses any claims that Cape Town remains racist. But it’s hard to deny the structural segregation and discrimination that still exists, even if it is more subtle than it was under apartheid. Now that Cape Town grapples with a water crisis the world has never seen, the stark disparity between the haves
and have-nots is on full display. Many black Capetonians have always lived without running water. Now, others in Cape Town are getting a glimpse into that experience as they line up to collect a ration of water. But what about everything else? Will the dream of a truly equitable society ever become reality here? Hey guys, it’s Dena in the township of Imizamo Yethu. Check out the next video in our playlist that looks at Cape Town’s
severe water crisis and how it’s affecting everyone. Be sure to comment,
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100 thoughts on “South Africa is still under apartheid | AJ+

  1. South Africa before apartheid = 1st World Country.
    South Africa after apartheid = Sh*thole and another "Jungle"


  2. Maybe if S.A government was smart they would've accepted Australia offer and deport all whites there . Nelson Mandela also didn't try to find them an alternative and instead allowed them to have citizenship .
    Here in Algeria we had after independence of 1962 a similar problem 1.2 millions whites and 8.5 millions Algerians and the solution was easier we made a deal with France back then allowing those 1.2 whites to leave peacefully to France averting the racial crisis like SA
    In Angola when they got independence from Portugal in 1975 they deported all the Portuguese civilians peacefully
    Whites don't want to stay in SA they were forced by the ANC to

  3. here's an idea. You work hard to get housing, clothes and food. You work even harder if want nicer housing , clothes and food.

  4. Africa is a Black continent. It's a shame Apartheid even existed and that the Black citizens of S.A. STILL live in squalor while the minority flourishes. It's not even their country!

  5. Walls and fences. Hmm I wonder why? Could it be that black people have a higher chance of being criminals. Oh wait that’s not PC. Must be muh racism

  6. That's why they gotta go!!! In our Africa, GTFO back to Europe you go!!! And thTs whites trying to be African

  7. Everybody is suffering under ANC motherfukers you need to suffer the white man the most evil person to ever walk this Earth all oh but karma is a mother f*** your day is, it's coming just hold on

  8. White ppl: this is so one sided omg what’s with the farms ? This is so biased EVERYONE suffered
    Also white ppl :* came to Africa where Africans live, take their land, force them into apartheid, take all their chances for yrs and oppress them *

    White ppl: go back where u came from we don’t want you here, you are all criminals and steal our money
    Also white ppl : go to other countries, steal their Resources and force ppl into a living where the white race is superior

    White ppl : so u fair how we are treaded smh

  9. Lmao so many white salty ppl and not even one admits to any wrong doings Hahahahahah can y’all go back to where u came from ? I mean that what y’all say so why not practice what u preach 😘

  10. Black South African men are the laziest men in the world. Always channeling the anger and frustration on immigrants. They kill their own kind out of jealousy and stupidity. Your problem you idiotic Black South Africans are not Nigerians, Zimbabwans and Ghanians. Your problem has always been the foundation Whites. Stop killing your own kind

  11. Are you not ashamed of lying like this? Do you really have no conscience or at the very least a friend with something resembling a moral compass? This is so inacurate and untrue. We have a failing goverment that waste money a simple google search of "ANC CORRUPTION" would show reveal the real situation. I hope that you feel the pain of your lies…..God have mercy on your soul

  12. 24 years after the end of apartheid and there are more poor people in South Africa than during apartheid. The trouble is greed. The people that took over from the white people in charge want to be in their shoes. They want to be the rich and privileged and you cannot have that if you don't have a poor underprivileged majority. The white population is not better off under the new regime, but there are several thousand black and coloured people that are extremely better off and they do not want to change anything while they are on the money-train. South Africa is not a country of distinct regions that have total control of their regions, the central government of South Africa can order any area, including the Cape regions to do what is necessary to attempt to equalise living conditions. Getting rid of white people will not make everyone in South Africa or the Cape Province rich, only a concerted effort to improve conditions by government will do that, that is education, health services, transport, housing, work availability, welfare for unemployment that is based on a basic wage BUT that will take MONEY that the governing bodies of today are not willing to spend, for every penny that is spent on the poor comes out of the pocket of the rich.

  13. You told the truth and therefore all of the hate and attacks come forth. All of the racist haters have been triggered. Keep doing it AJ+

  14. Human beings and this is how the white people force them to live. Now they try to act like they are not racist, but what are they doing to help the country become equal, NOTHING? The should threaten all the white people with death and force them out of the country. The white South Africans love to talk about losing land to blacks, but you don't hear them talking about the slumps the force blacks to live in while most of them live like kings and this video is an example. Maybe the white people are right about black people's intelligence, because if they were wrong, then the EFF lead by Julius Malema would put a permanent end to apartheid. It's too bad they will not win the election. I feel this video would have never been made if it wasn't for Tariq Nasheed video about South Africa, which you guys should listen to and watch.

  15. lol! you know absolutely nothing about the current situation in South Africa..that entire report was false propaganda

  16. Stop white genocide. South Africa was stolen by the communists and given to the blacks to destroy while Jews suck the wealth out

  17. It's almost as if all men were NOT created equal. It's ALMOST as if the more white ancestry you have, the more intelligent and successful you are. It's ALMOST as if everything 19th century European intellectuals told you about race and gender were true.

  18. DIEVERISTY is just jewish pedo gang imperialism on already enslaved and brutally subjugated white communities…pathetic you zionist racist talmudic shills THE GOYIM KNOW shut it down


  20. Al Jazeera is funded in whole or in part by the Qatari government.

    and they are talking about inequality. Okay let that sink in.

  21. In 96 whites gave power to blacks and look what happened. Blacks are poorer, stupider, can't work or create anything and now they are on the path to kill white people and steal their farms just like in Haiti. Who is going to work for you black people of South Africa ? All you can do is take and destroy. You can't produce anything but what do you expect from people with IQ of 70.

  22. Please do one on Israel and the lives of Africans and Palestinians. I haven't seen you do any news pieces on it for some reason.

  23. If I had a trillion dollars I would conduct a giant social experiment.
    -Go ahead and give blacks all the good lands. the choice houses and better things. BUT SEGREGATED.
    -Then give whites all the lands and houses the blacks used to have. BUT SEGREGATED.
    – I ask you all truthfully. After 20 years what do you think will happen?

  24. Ignorant documentary… you need to make a thorough research about your topic.. you dont know what your talking about..

  25. Show how many security personnel you need to stand around you so you weren't raped, robbed and murdered while in the black or colored areas… SHOW IT

  26. had it betrer under apartheid,,,, when all the euro desecended farmers are done, then what,,, then who will there to blame beside the bantu in the mirror.

  27. You think all white people in my country get to live in nice suburban homes? You think we don’t get constant hatred from black south Africans even though I was never part of apartheid? We can’t even have our farms.

  28. It is the white who taked African home and steal their gold and money .. absolutely the white shits should leave Africa forever .

  29. It isn’t apartheid. The whites fear the black government. Just because they have made good money for themselves and want to protect themselves, isn’t bad.

  30. If You Are White, Poor And Homeless, You Just Don't Give A Damn!…..So Lady, What's Your Point?….Lmao

  31. Apartheid ended 25 years ago. Inequality continues to exist for one sole reason – the sickening corruption of the ANC government. Btw there are no 'black'or 'white' suburbs, that's just completely wrong. Terrible reporting with absolutely no idea about how our country works today.

  32. Its reverse apartheid the black people now they think they are the boss in sa and they kill the white farmers

  33. I guess the 1.4 trillion rand stolen by the black government (ANC) hasn't contributed to the ever growing poverty and the unemployment that has risen from 16% in 1994 to 28% currently

  34. So… is this problem solved? Black people have been running the country for over 20 years. Its going to be at least 100 years before the country becomes “equitable”. Integration does not happen in 20 years. Typical lefty fools……think complex social issues are solved overnight.

  35. 😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂
    Propaganda at its best!!
    Whoever wrote her script is an Anti White Muslem RACIST.
    Rather watch

  36. What nonsense. The government in South Africa are calling for the murder of the 'boer (white man) and stealing their land. White families are getting tortured, raped, robbed and murdered. You clown.

  37. The structure is still very much there, everything that tries to empower black people will always be seen as anti-white. It’s ok in their minds that 8% of the population pretty much owns 75% of the country. It’s pretty much ignorance to think that all this issues are due solely to the incompetence of black governance.If you don’t support the empowerment of Africans you don’t belong in Africa period. What exactly is so upsetting about this video

  38. The USA will turn out just like South Africa if political correctness continues on the track it is. Blacks in the USA can blame everything on ptsd and slavery just like blacks in SA can blame everything on whitey and apartheid when failure sets in on the government or economy of South Africa. Feeling inferior and blaming whitey is a black privilege

  39. Is a South Africa and African land/country.
    Whites came and slaved black people and did something they never forget and still they think they own this land.
    Africa wake up you are sleeping

  40. HEY! was abrogated institutionalized segregation in the 1990s! this ins the whole history of this country is like 5 minutes ago! it takes 2 generations to get completely rid, BUT APARTHEID is not anymore are some relics that will need time to solve, but laws institutions are gone! DO not eat shit is not good for health.

  41. Black Economic Empowerment. Whites do not stand a chance in South Africa. For less than 8% of the population, they are discriminated against at each and every turn.

  42. This is not even close to the truth… this is not a documentary, don't be fooled…

    Also, the 'Racist Opposition Leader' is Musi Maimane. A black african…

  43. Yeah, poor black Africans.. Their struggle is real.. You can give them another 1000 years and help to make them live like western world and they would not make it. All you shall see are racist claims how whites are the ones to blame.. Lazy, stupid people who only know how to breed.

  44. The blame game is over, opportunity is equal. If a poor Chinese family can produce a doctor in 30 years, then there is no excuse left under the sun. Heads down, and make sacrifices!

  45. Africans have minds,but our minds or brains is not free our brains are blocked. It's not functioning well. That's why we have everyth.but still poor.

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