We then welcomed one of the Cape Flats well-known and respected community worker, aunty gigi. Aunty gigi is not only known amongst community members because of her contribution to the upliftment of her community but has been quite helpful for media people.
Aunty gigi joined us to discuss the work that her and fellow community workers have been doing in the area of Hanover Park for the past 18 years. Unfortunately, she also informed us that the poverty levels in Hanover Park is continually rising. Breadwinners of the home now find themselves standing almost everyday in line for soup to feed their family. Aunty gigi also commented on the state of the youth in Hanover Park, which according to aunty gigi is not any better. She claims that constantly she witnesses kids running away from school as well as children mistreating their parents etc.
On the brighter side, aunty gig mentioned that more individuals have come forward to help with donations to feed the community. "There isn't a day that goes by that we don't have food to give to the people.", says aunty gigi