Shame of Ginsberg neglect
This iconic Black Consciousness leader who died on September 12 1977, is well-known for his contribution to the gruelling anti-apartheid struggle.
Thyali further said the roads infrastructure was dilapidated and that “our township is one of the filthiest”. He said recreation facilities were “close to non-existent, while unemployment was rife, resulting in alcohol binging and drug abuse among the youth. That is why crime is so high here”.
Sixolise Gcwenya, a 25-year-old unemployed retail business management graduate from the Cape Peninsula University of Technology, agreed. Gcwenya, who was raised by a single mom, said youth in the area have lost hope. He said there are a lot of unemployed graduates in the township.
“Those who have studied, end up in taverns, abusing alcohol and drugs. Crime and pregnancies have escalated, all due to a lack of recreational facilities and job opportunities for young people.”