Filthy toilets, illegal electricity and dilapidated houses a sore point for residents of Vaalkamers.
Adopted in Kliptown in 1955, the Freedom Charter and its demands became a rallying point for many in the struggle against apartheid. Sixty one years later, the Charter has consistently been at the centre of key theoretical and political debates.
When Kliptown residents see different political parties flooding their area, informal settlement residents of the iconic Kliptown in the South of Johannesburg don’t need to look at their calendar to confirm that it is election season.
Scenes from Kliptown housing protest, 2007 Pics by anonymous trader at Walter Sisulu Square