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KZN flood aftermath: Where are the resources for the people that need them?

Community members from KwaZulu-Natal discuss the issues plaguing residents in the wake of severe flooding in the province. (Photo: Supplied by Street Talk)

When disaster strikes, is the constitution being practised equally or is it a case of economic discrimination? After a massive flood strikes KwaZulu-Natal, townships are left without roads or basic healthcare and people are hungry and bodies unaccounted for.

The most recent floods in KwaZulu-Natal further exemplified the chronic economic divide and discrimination that plagues the poor in South Africa. While more affluent residents weathered the storm in Durban with relative ease, township dwellers were left without basic access to emergency assistance, medication, healthcare, shelter, food and clean drinking water. In Part two of this Street Talk series on the aftermath of the KZN floods, activists discuss their experiences and observations. Watch Part 1 here.

This film was produced by Street Talk.

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  • this is when the people should be looking to the leaders that the people chose to lead them in a crisis. Disappointed? There is another election due

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