By Linn Washington Jr.

North Philadelphia: Kliptown Seen From The Inside

North Philadelphia: Kliptown Seen From The Inside

South Africa, the world’s largest producer of gold, is a nation of immense natural resource wealth that helps secure it’s unrivaled position as the richest and most developed country on the African continent. However, South Africa has an unenviable distinction: the highest income inequality in the world. This income inequality  is evident in statistics like […]

 By Nicholas A. Cutrona

Social Media for The Congress of South African Trade Unions

[vimeo 73351018] In post apartheid South Africa there is a major focus on access. Citizens should have access to the resources they need and to the people and organizations who can provide them. But, as a new generation flocks to social media for news and updates on government affairs, it becomes a necessity to communicate through […]

 

The South African Wealth Gap: Post-apartheid Inequalities

The South African Wealth Gap: Post-apartheid Inequalities

[vimeo 73042086] The World Bank’s development indicators say South Africa has one of the highest levels of income inequality in the world. A small ten percent of the population control the majority of the nation’s income.  After apartheid was abolished in 1994, the African National Congress made some strides towards fixing the injustices of the past.  […]

 By Nicholas A Cutrona

The Kliptown Youth Program: Building A Community Through Engagement

The Kliptown Youth Program: Building A Community Through Engagement

[vimeo 72815154] Outside Johannesburg, South Africa lies Kliptown. Over 40,000 people reside in this informal settlement made up largely of tin shacks and decaying buildings. The Kliptown Youth Program (KYP) is a local treasure recently honored by CNN.  KYP is working to provide students with the resources they need to pursue higher education.