Are our public spaces denying the poor access?

Koketso Moeti has started a conversation about the ways that municipalities deny the poor access to public spaces.

Moeti says the attitude the public have towards the poor reinforces apartheid and colonial notions of separate development.

Listen to the interview below with 702's John Robbie:

We have apartheid legacies which was built on top of colonial era urban planning policies which were working to keep a certain kind of people out of the cities.

Koketso Moeti, Amandla.mobi executive director

It's all done in the name of crime prevention, but nobody looks at how we're opening the homeless up to crime by suggesting that they are the cause of the crime.

Koketso Moeti, Amandla.mobi executive director

It's a mixture of prejudice, there's a lot classism and a strong tinge of racism. The idea that a certain kind of people will bring the property value down.

Koketso Moeti, Amandla.mobi executive director
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