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south africa's white working-class is going through an intense crisis in the last two decades the number of whites living in poverty in the country has been increasing steadily with the ruling African National Congress introduction of black economic empowerment laws that seek to place black workers ahead of ethnic minority workers many white South Africans have fallen on hard times finding themselves living and what are colloquially known as white squatter camps after hearing about an orphanage that was cut off from its financial support for being too white I visited one such site to find out what kind of life many white South Africans are being forced to live yeah well the places about people that this haven't got place to stay that stays on the street so we help them and especially women that dispute with children and we help them with that that this were what we are doing here so and from the public side outside we don't get any support so the main year we all we are working we love to do it because especially women and children they don't get any support from the government we don't get anything we don't get anything we haven't got power all lights electricity Raven gotcha this is one guys that look at this room one gun if this didn't exist where would these people go they will be honest to me they will be on the studies this squatter camp just outside Johannesburg is one of the many across South Africa and is home to some of the country's most disadvantaged people it is built on the site of an old dumping ground and is home to around 60 people most of whom are children many of the people who live here have been through some of the worst situations and have been failed by the police social services and even charities designed to help South Africa's poorest yeah why couldn't you go to one of the hospitals that the government has set up because of the skin colour and yeah it's not as well we just saw white people yet because it's not the place it does its if you go to these places many places on a mr. sarples manger those places they take blacks and they put the whites out you see so you know that's about it so wait you there are places here that will only help blacks but won't help whites that's true can you tell us a little bit more about that like I people find that a very bizarre idea yeah if you I don't know how to say just the racism going around I'm just yet to get my life in order and try to give my daughter a better life were there any other places you could have gone other than no why not what else didn't want to help I've tried a lot and at the end of the day uncle Cuba's was the only one let it clean are there no government programs nothing it's the only place you could help us with place to stay and things there are the only ones who helped us with it no one else wanted if it wasn't for them I would have been in street I wanna sleep with my wife and my kids I'm steady that's it there's no one who can help us because this side of Earth is it's bad for us I'm not lying it's really bad no one can get jobs around here is suffering badly well we we lived things are very dangerous the one day I'm there was black people walking in the street and they shot through our windows and our rains and the police did nothing you can't even walk in the street don't run at night during the day they always rapes rape you or they beat you up they swearing it in they then with you they know you don't know that in which they will come as ready to boot you know breaking you down around you you know you don't feel like a person around anymore so they making sure our people it's we don't ever live anymore it will make sure about it you tried to look into leaving so that I can get a chance I will come if I can get a bit of life that side oh this is me and my two kids I've got I need their life to make follow in fact the people here are often refused help based solely on their race miss grace the de facto mother of the camp told me how one resident was refused treatment at a hospital because of his white skin while others were refused a place at a local school for the same reason in fact the school asked how many black people were at the camp before refusing based on the fact that there weren't enough he told on the tee on the news shoot abou kill the Buddha what we are like just living also we are also human beings we also got a life we also got you are like human means just like them just in the lane which is different but while there Kinsler's even black kids were beating my kids up know if I've yelled tell them this is not for you anymore said affricates flowers before them and that's why we like this I don't want to give my kids a life like this I want to give them what they need and I can't I'm fed up of this country now without this place open where would these kids be they will be on this piece this camp isn't like the refugee camps that you see across Europe for illegal migrants the people here are largely women and children they want to work they haven't illegally crossed any borders and they're trying to do things right yet they live like this within their own nation and while the world touts their love for refugees because of their skin color the white minority in South Africa has been forgotten thank you so much for watching this video I just wanted to let you know that this is actually just a short clip from a much larger documentary project I'm working on called farmlands now there are a million ways you can help with this project and spread the word about the situation going on in South Africa if you want to know how you can do that go down to the links below or visit farmlands dot online I'll see you next time