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Visits to my hometown reveal disturbing picture of poverty

Maybe I am a sentimentalist, a nostalgic, or a simply a cry-baby, but every time I go back to the township of my childhood I emerge from the visit drained and disturbed.

I try to visit Mpumalanga, a township in KwaZulu-Natal, at least twice a year. I normally go there in the off-season, to see my siblings and, sometimes, old friends...

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