This exhibition focuses particularly on one neighbourhood in Cape Town – Manenberg
Manenberg is a high-density urban area south-east of the city centre on the Cape Flats established during the forced removals of the apartheid era.
Like other marginalized communities, Manenberg suffers from multiple social challenges, including lack of access to social services and high levels of unemployment.
Up to 20 family members can share a small two-room flat [in this community]. In recent years, the government hired a corrupt construction company to undertake upgrades to the flats. The money was not used properly, and the quality of work was so bad that the homes were left in a worse condition than they had been before the “upgrades”.
– Pascoe describes the living conditions in Manenberg, Cape Town, 2018.
We are not here to fight government: we are here to tell government that the power lies within the hands of the people. We are going to take your hand today and be part of building the South Africa we want to see.
A memorandum was handed over to the Parliament of South Africa with suggestions from the community on how to address gang violence.
– Pascoe addresses the protesters and government at the anti-gang and anti-violence march, Cape Town, October 2018.