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Have some respect for our public spaces

October 13, 2008
Posted in Lifestyle

This is a picture of Germiston Lake, a public recreation area east of Johannesburg. It was taken at about 4pm on Sunday. It could be a lovely place to spend a weekend afternoon. But nowadays it’s not the kind of place you want to take your children. The ground around the children’s playground is littered with shards of broken glass. And despite the fact that there is a dustbin just a few metres from where this party sat, they just upped and left their beer bottles and dirty paper plates lying on the ground. It’s really sad to see people treat public spaces in this way. There are so few of them in Johannesburg as it is.