Look how far we’ve come

Some images from this quarter’s BBC Focus on Africa Magazine (April – June 2011) show the Red Ants, a private security company  in South Africa removing illegal occupants from the land around the FIFA World Cup stadiums in preparation for the tournament.

Looks familiar doesn’t it?

Sophiatown 1955

Armed with bulldozers
they came
to do a job
nothing more
just hired killers.
We gave way
there was nothing we could do
although the bitterness stung in us
and in the earth around us.

Don Mathera “The Day they Came for Our House”

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