Mamelodi- Rising costs of living exert the greatest negative impact on South Africans. People living in the informal settlements feel the effects of cost-of-living increases in their daily lives more than those who live in cities
Leon Kriel, the founder of The Viva foundation of South Africa, said that they have different projects that were created to assist people, more especially those living in informal settlements and areas affected by poverty and crime.
“Assisting those in need of our help is greatly appreciated because they do not have to pay for anything, but seeing people living in bad conditions, being unemployed and not being able to provide for their families hurts the most.
“At some point, we have to understand why crime rates are increasing in numbers,, especially here in Pretoria because people cannot afford a good and healthy living.”
He added that people should be assisted in creating businesses just for them to be able to live better than being stuck impoverished and crime.
Mampho Kgosi, local street vendor in Mamelodi east said, “I do receive the R350 relieve fund every month, but it’s not enough, especially for us, who have kids and being unemployed. Buying bread every day is so expensive and after all that we still have to suffer the effect of load-shedding.”
People are not only suffering the high costs of setting out to afford their daily needs,, but they are even complaining about service delivery in local clinics and their housing infrastructure.