Slums for whites in South Africa

Poverty, disease, and not a drop of hope for a better life. Arriving at the 2010 FIFA World Cup will not see these places, but they are in every city, in every country, and in South Africa there are too many.

Cigarettes and dirt - their constant companions, exactly live in the slums of white Krugersdorp. In these slums live more than 400 poor white landowners. Many of them were victims of the financial crisis. Approximately 10% of 4, 5 million white South African population lives below the poverty line. (© Finbarr O'Reilly / Reuters)

There is no computer: children playing with a big tire in poor neighborhoods. Krugersdorp is located in the northwest of South Africa, about 25 km from Johannesburg. (© Finbarr O'Reilly / Reuters)

57-year-old Andre Kotze sits with its neighbors among the tents and wagons in which they live. City Krugersdorp was founded Marthinus Wessel Pretorius. (© Finbarr O'Reilly / Reuters)

Here, everything is spontaneous - even cooking. Leon Smith prepares lunch at a makeshift kitchen. On the bed in the background, her son sleeps with a friend. Such scenes from the slums of South Africa Visitors who came to the 2010 FIFA World Cup, which kicks off on June 11, of course, will not see. (© Finbarr O "Reilly / Reuters)


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