What Does It Mean to be Black and Middle Class in South Africa? The Case of Soweto

17 Apr 2012

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What Does It Mean to be Black and Middle Class in South Africa? You might be surprised by the answers provided in this documentary, "Phakathi Soweto's Middling Class", which follows the work of sociologist Mosa Phadi, a researcher at the University of Johannesburg who conducted a perception study in Soweto, South Africa's most famous township, where she quizzed respondents about what it means to be middle class.

A surprising 66% of Sowetans consider themselves to be middle class. Among them, an unemployed shack dweller, a well-off businesswoman and a self-employed artisan.

Watch part one of Phakathi Soweto's Middling Class in the clip above.

Find part two of Phakathi Soweto's Middling Class here.

Find part three of Phakathi Soweto's Middling Class here.

Find part four of Phakathi Soweto's Middling Class here.
 

 

You can find this page online at http://sacsis.org.za/site/article/1270.

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