We Mapped Green Spaces in South Africa and Found a Legacy of Apartheid


It has been 30 years since Nelson Mandela was released from prison and South Africa began to dismantle apartheid, the official system of racial segregation. Yet, whether moving through South Africa’s streets or flying over her cities, one is constantly confronted with scenes of inequality.

How much has actually changed?

The World Bank has found that economic inequality has increased since the arrival of South Africa’s democracy in 1994. The richest 10% of South Africans own 71% of the country’s wealth. In simpler terms, imagine a dinner party for 10 people where one person gets…



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