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Don't get me wrong... I love my dogs... and when someday, hopefully soon, I own a car again, I would love to take them to dog-friendly public spaces like beaches and parks and of course the Seapoint Promenade. It should however bother all of us that while my dogs would be welcome in those spaces, Cape Town's poor and the homeless are not!
“It’s not that we don’t want to improve our situation, it’s just that there are no opportunities.” An exasperated Clayton Pieterse, 19, from Bonteheuwel sits sullenly across the table, his sister Candice, 25, at his side.
The two work at a popular retailer at its V&A Waterfront branch. Clayton is a seasonal worker whose contract ended on Friday.
“I was unemployed for seven months before I got this job. I really want to study, but the course I want to do needs me to improve my maths and science marks.” He pulls out his matric certificate. His maths and science scores are poor – it doesn’t bode well for a teen who wants to study physiotherapy.