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Corruption is Killing Us (Video)

Image provided by Shadi Katane, student

'In South Africa, criminals are treated like royalty,' says Thembela Terra Dick. In life, they say 'it's all about who you know'. In South Africa, this is more true than we'd like to think. Corruption runs rife and is often deeper than family ties. During the lockdown, we saw over and over again how, if you knew the right person, you'd be looked after. Whether it's money, food parcels, or just paying your rates at the Post Office - by the look of things, if you want to survive, it's all about who you know.


This film was produced by Street Talk.

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