Readers right, state's wrong: iLIVE
It is heart-warming to read about the assistance that Randfontein landfill site residents have obtained ("Readers open their hearts", May 23).
Without this poor community's plight being exposed in The Times, I suspect that nothing would have been done to alleviate their situation.
I cannot comprehend what it must be like to live in these conditions.
These are human beings, people just like myself and everyone around me.
In this day and age, with all the resources we have at our disposal, it is criminal that whole communities should be living on dump sites.
Poverty alleviation is a part of the government's responsibility.
I hope that the government is dedicating enough resources towards tackling this horrendous situation.
With regard to the situation in Randfontein, I don't see government doing much to help these people.
Gift of the Givers, an NGO, is providing food, water, clothes and medical attention.