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March 3rd, 2008 · Posted by Hugo · 7 Comments

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Video by Johan Swarts and Stephan. They say the stats are quite accurate, but are not based on outside research. “It is merely a projection”. Don’t quote them on it. (Slight squashing, 16:9 video displayed as 4:3 by YouTube.)

UPDATE: The Kayamandi stats are based on a report from a few years back, and adjusted for inflation. If Johan remembers correctly, that income is not per person, it is per “address”, per “house”. Now I wonder how many people live in each shack…

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Don’t pay any attention to this paragraph, unless you’re Johan, you run the risk of missing the point if you get too caught up in the irrelevant details. Johan: I’d guess it was a quick survey among students. Where did the Kayamandi stats come from? Who is included? Is it income per adult, or are children included?

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7 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Hugo // Mar 3, 2008 at 11:47 am

    A not particularly impressive article on IOL, but potentially relevant nonetheless (published in the Cape Argus yesterday): Students party with abandon in Stellenbosch.

  • 2 Hugo // Mar 3, 2008 at 11:49 am

    I wonder what the typical party-crowd person spends in a week.

  • 3 Hugo // Mar 3, 2008 at 1:23 pm

    Sheesh, I said North-East. It’s North-West of course.

  • 4 Johan Swarts // Mar 3, 2008 at 1:49 pm

    Dankie dat jy die video met jou lesers dee l.

    Die stats vir Kayamandi is gebaseer op ‘n artikel oor (onder meer) inkomste in Kayamandi wat ons aangepas het om te kompenseer vir die aantal jare. As ek reg onthou was dit per huishouding.

    Soos ek egter ook gesê het op my blog – daar is sonder twyfel mense wat meer verdien in Kayamandi…en daar is sonder twyfel mense wat minder verdien.

  • 5 Hugo // Mar 3, 2008 at 1:59 pm

    Per huishouding is heelwat erger as per persoon. Updating the post…

  • 6 Stephan // Mar 5, 2008 at 1:26 am

    There is also a second video in the series : Perspective 1
    Here you go, have a look:

  • 7 The Life You Can Save // Sep 13, 2009 at 11:08 pm

    […] Of course, “back home” (Cape Town, Stellenbosch) most of us are probably also shockingly out of touch, considering the fact that real poverty is within walking distance there. (In Stellenbosch, it’s even within rich-folks’ walking distance: only 2km. Perspective!) […]

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