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Tourismus in die Townships

Geschützt im Bus, zusammen mit der Reisegruppe. Einen anderen Weg als mit den organisierten Township-Touren scheint es für weiße Touristen nicht in die Townships zu geben. Ein bereits vor zwei Jahren erschienener Artikel aus der iz3w Nr. 291 von Chandra-Milena Danielzik und Romin Khan diskutiert die Probleme, die entstehen, wenn Townships zu touristischen Sehenswürdigkeiten erklärt werden. Darin wird auch der unten zu findende SABC 1-Clip besprochen, der die Verhältnisse einmal umdreht. Die Schmerzgrenze weißer SüafrikanerInnen war überschritten. Der Clip musste 2003 wieder aus dem Programm genommen werden.

Die WM kommt, aber die Shacks müssen gehen…

Bereits vor fast zwei Wochen erschien in der Sunday Tribune der folgende Artikel zur Beseitung von Shacks (Blechhütten), um die FIFA-Kriterien zu erfüllen. Die FIFA verlangt eine von Symbolen der Armut befreite Umgebung in der Nähe von Fußballstadien und Trainingsplätzen.

Hiding the shame of poverty for 2010

By Nomfundo Mcetywa
This article was originally published on page 13 of The Sunday Tribune on November 11, 2007

The shacklands of post-apartheid South Africa, which would surely have been seen by tourists coming to South Africa for the 2010 World Cup, will be removed to hide the shame of poverty.

Speaking this week at the second KwaZulu-Natal 2010 sports Indaba, provincial director-general Kwazi Mbanjwa, announced that more than R1,4-billion would be spent in eradicating slums in townships where soccer training camps would be held.
Mbanjwa said more than R22-million would be used to clear shacks at Umlazi near the KwaMnyandu Railway Station.

A further R92-million would be spent in clearing slums in Lamontville, while R1,2-billion would be spent upgrading hostels in KwaMashu.
R112-million would also be spent on rebuilding housing developments in Mpofana and Umsunduzi.

Residents in Mpofana (Mooi River) had complained of sewage problems, as their toilets had not been connected to the main sewerage lines. Sewage was flowing into residents‘ yards, down the roads and storm water drains and, ultimately, into the Mooi River.

Plans for the 2010 World Cup include billions of rands being pumped into upgrading transport systems such as the building of new roads in areas which will serve as training camps for visiting teams. Stadiums which will be used as training grounds include the King Zwelithini Stadium in Umlazi, Princess Magogo in KwaMashu, Sugar Ray Xulu in Clermont and the Harry Gwala Stadium in Pietermaritzburg. They will be upgraded at a cost of R184,5-million.

About R183-million will also be spent on building multi-purpose sports academies in Port Shepstone, Newcastle and Richards Bay. „By providing the four district municipalities and eThekwini Metro with suitable and sustainable sports facilities, we want to increase opportunities for them to host the World Cup participants and other sports codes beyond,“ said Mbanjwa.

He said the use of township stadiums by visiting teams as training sites had led to their decision to redevelop townships and to remove slums. But the shackdwellers, who say they are unaware of their imminent eviction, have described the government plan as a way of hiding the shame of the real South Africa. (mehr…)