Living conditions at the Police Barracks Men’s hostels are appalling.

Apart from the lack of privacy in the one room divided into three half-walled bedrooms, residents squirm at the thought of men, women and children having to share communal unsanitary bathrooms that are a ticking time bomb for diseases.

Children who grow up at the Vosloorus Hostels do not have a pre-school facility and have to walk distances for this service which comes at a higher cost for the parents.