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1 March 2005
When Bolivia’s mining sector was privatized in 1985, the formerly nationalized mines were fractured and split, the minority falling into the hands of larger private enterprises, and the vast majority left to survive on their own, with no state or foreign investment. Today, 85% of miners work (...)
23 février 2005
8 March 2004
Central Cape Town. Known as Lie de Kaap, the Lovely Cape, in Afrikaans, and from the city centre, one can understand why: tall beautiful buildings, the sea stretching out turquoise blue and Table Mountain looming above the city. Famed for its nightlife and incredible geography, Cape Town, from this vantage point, cannot be mistaken for any other. But if you board the metro train east out of central station, you’ll roll past kilometres of shacks built metres away from the railway lines, right up until the last stop: Khayelitsha. People are shocked at my white skin, wondering out loud if I got on the wrong train
17 November 2003
Another dusty day in Orange Farm, red earth split in cracks, long dry dirt roads lead to the freeway that leads to the city. The sun above is like a grapefruit in the centre of the sky. South Africa. Nothing here, as anywhere else is more vital to life than water, and yet it is here that struggles for access to this basic service are the strongest.