Snapshot of the issue
Within the Cape Town metropole there are approximately 2 000 people living on the streets. Each person has his/her own story but many live on the streets as a result of extreme poverty from unemployment, which often leads to substance abuse , which often leads to unemployment. Many homeless people have experienced rejection of some form from their loved ones and community members. Many, however, do not wish to be on the street and seek opportunities to reintegrate back into mainstream society.
Source: Mr. Khan CEO of The Haven night shelter