Poverty still rife in Soweto

Sixteen years after the end of minority white rule, empty promises remain.

    Soweto township was the epicentre of riots and uprisings as the nation's black majority fought for an end to brutal government rule.

    Now, 16 years after the end of minority white rule, empty promises remain. Soweto has a million people still living in abject poverty. Al Jazeera's Haru Mutasa has the story.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


    YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

    How Moscow lost Riyadh in 1938

    How Moscow lost Riyadh in 1938

    Russian-Saudi relations could be very different today, if Stalin hadn't killed the Soviet ambassador to Saudi Arabia.

    Interactive: Coding like a girl

    Interactive: Coding like a girl

    What obstacles do young women in technology have to overcome to achieve their dreams? Play this retro game to find out.

    The War in October: What Happened in 1973?

    The War in October: What Happened in 1973?

    Al Jazeera examines three weeks of war from which both Arabs and Israelis claimed to emerge victorious.