White poverty in southern Africa: Bitter fruit exhibition. Johannesburg, 4 Nov 2010 – 31 Jan 2011 PDF Print E-mail
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Bitter fruit / Bittervrug 4th November 2010 - 31st January 2010Bitter Fruit - Bittervrug, an exhibition featuring works by two internationally-reknown German photographers, Suzanne Schleyer and Michael J. Stephan, together Johannesburg artists Stephen Erasmus, from the 4th of November 2010 until the 31st January 2011, at Jozi art’s lab Gallery in Main Street, corner Berea Street, Doornfontein, Johannesburg.
This photographic exhibition and sound installation portrays an uncomfortable reality of current day South Africa – white poverty. The striking black and white portraits of the Afrikaans inhabitants of two destitute communities on the outskirts of Pretoria, Maranata and Eagle’s Nest, confront the viewer with issues that someone prefer to overlook - white poverty.
More than 500,000 whites, of a total white population of 4.5 million, live below the poverty line under southern African regime of ANC, and more than 100,000 are just to survive in white township.
Last month the ANC-regime also embarked on a forced-removal campaign of poor Afrikaners from their relatively safe little squatter camps where they could still help each other to survive: they are being forced into black townships, where they and their children are in great physical danger.

White poors in South Africa