People are scared to act and make the change, as they are disempowered by history and policy

We were saddened that the informal settlement dwellers were by and large reluctant to work with anybody for fear of being reprimanded by the local leaders on the street committee, even though the greater community could benefit immensely. After decades of being made to feel powerless by Apartheid, people were too scared to make any decisions on their own, even those that would directly affect them, such as the provision of suitable housing.

[Paul Talliard / Hands of Honour]