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Cape activists use art to highlight social inequalities

Members of Ufuna Ukwazi & the Social Justice Coalition drew murals on the Sea Point promenade.

Murals at the Sea Point promenade. Picture: @TyronneMcC via Twitter.

CAPE TOWN - A group of social justice campaigners have taken to art in public spaces to highlight social inequalities in Cape Town.

Deep democracy is participatory! Hear the voices of Cape Town @helenzille #StopTheSale of Tafelberg @ZackieAchmat pic.twitter.com/ViwFqPD3DY



On Sunday, members of Ufuna Ukwazi and the Social Justice Coalition drew murals on the Sea Point promenade as part of their Reclaim the City campaign.

Activists take note: city's by-laws do not cover chalk graffiti. It is legal. pic.twitter.com/xOsZh37xj0



The campaigners won an interdict against the Western Cape government last month, over what they claimed was the flawed sale of prime state property, which could be better used for low cost housing

Ufuna Ukwazi's Nkosikhona Swaartbooi said, "The idea was for people to portray what they think an inclusive city looks like. We gave them the chance to write on the wall, to portray that for everyone to see."