#7  Democracy Gauge: MaDingaan Loraine Pemvana

MaDingaan Pemvana (63) from Bloemfontein has to walk 2 kilometers every week to sell recycled material to make a living. Pemvana receives pension money and says it does not meet all her basic needs. Pemvana stays at Lusaka Square at my mother's place, she had her own place but after her husband was killed she decided to leave and after her mother asked her to come live there.

Pemvana remains optimistic about the country, she says things are getting better “I'd love to see South Africa remaining this way or even becoming better than this because we live better now than during apartheid.”