Thandi's Life


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Then way the government system has failed Thandi.

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  • Yippy! My life is finally starting. I need to get a job so that I can afford tertiary education.
  • Here's your R10 tip. Thank you Thandi.
  • Thandi's monthly min wage: R2500
  • Thank you for dining with us.
  • Thandi rents a room in town for R1000 and has to send about R500 a month home. Saves about R200 a month for Varsity. The rest she spends on her expenses: transport included.
  • 2 years later Thandi meets a guy, falls pregnant and realizes that she will have to raise her son with her Varsity savings.
  • Tygerberg Hospital Maternity Ward
  • I couldn't stand seeing my mom struggle another day waiting on the government.
  • 15 years later, Thandi's son ends up in Juvenile for the crimes he's committed trying to help his mom make ends meet.
  • What are you in here for?
  • Meet Thandi now, her didn't turn out the way she had expected. With her son still in jail after 13 years, she hoped her pension would change her circumstances.
  • I really miss my son, I can't even go and visit him because the taxis are expensive and my condition won't allow.
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