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)




At the point of reception of scrap metal: Slum dwellers car repairs in the hope that it will last at least another couple of years. (© Finbarr O'Reilly / Reuters)

Apple from the tree: the whole family smokes. Prospects for children from the slums are worse than for children from ordinary families. Unemployment - one of the main problems in South Africa. Officially, the unemployment rate is 28%. (© Finbarr O'Reilly / Reuters)



23-year-old Donovon Durant is your child's coffin during the funeral service. The child's mother - 20-year-old Anna Snyders - comforting friend. The child was born prematurely and died a few hours after birth. UNICEF has been working in South Africa on the reduction of child mortality. In 2000, the United Nations agreed on how to achieve by 2015 the eight goals of education and development. (© Finbarr O'Reilly / Reuters)



Gossip and gossip facilitate everyday life: friends discuss the latest news through the window huts. This photo has prepared a Canadian photographer Finbarr O'Reilly. He specializes in South Africa. (© Finbarr O'Reilly / Reuters)



Girls returning home from school. Money was only enough for school uniforms, shoes, alas, no more. On the side of the road lies the trash - a typical pattern for the local dwellers. (© Finbarr O'Reilly / Reuters)



Kitchen in such huts - a gathering place the whole family, shop and class. 12-year-old Rudolf doing homework, while his cousin something nags. (© Finbarr O'Reilly / Reuters)



Life in the slums often pass on the street. Vernon Nel cuts 14-year-old Reynard. (© Finbarr O'Reilly / Reuters)



Girls returning home from school. Money was only enough for school uniforms, shoes, alas, no more. On the side of the road lies the trash - a typical pattern for the local dwellers. (© Finbarr O'Reilly / Reuters)



Carts are needed not only for the food - but also for the transportation of children. (© Finbarr O'Reilly / Reuters)



The girl paused while returning home to talk with a neighbor. (© Finbarr O'Reilly / Reuters)



Lucas Gous scolds guy for what he dug up a hose. (© Finbarr O'Reilly / Reuters)

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