The Kliptown community get their voices amplified

A LiveWire article was posted on the Grassroot website on the 10th of May this year titled Kliptown protest action: One community, two different stories. The story was spotted by an investigative journalist from eNCA's Checkpoint who requested to speak to community leader, Sandile Mqhayi.

Mqhayi introduced the team to resident elder, Esther Bezana through whom the story of the Kliptown community's struggle for housing has been told. The episode aired on 11 July 2017 and is available for streaming in the links below. The response from some of Checkpoint's 22 900 Twitter followers has been overwhelming and the plight of the residents of Kliptown has been heard by millions of South Africans who were tuned in when the episode aired.

You can view segments of the episode here:

http://www.enca.com/media/video/record-number-of-community-protests-across-south-africa

http://www.enca.com/media/video/protests-are-often-very-well-planned

http://www.enca.com/media/video/protest-action-is-a-desperate-person-s-desperate-plea