Google earth satellite view
Anything that helps to hold a shack together
that's what it's like
Shacks increased over 50% in Cape Town over the last 10 years according to Census data
The government loves having everyone on the grid. The tariffs are cross-subsidised. Poor communities receive 50kwh free basic electricity. It's mostly coal and nuclear powered. The abundant sunshine is only converted into electricity at in a few large scale plants. There's very little residential use, even less for the poor.
Electricity theft remains the main unspoken subsidy in poor communities.
Most alleyways remain unpaved and flooded in winter
These are toilet containers that clip under a wooden seat
Once filled up the container stand in this guarded deposal
Once a week a truck brings the containers to clear near the airport
Here is the truck that collect the toilet containers