R350.00 – R18,000.00
Bongani is given some toothpaste by his friend inside the hostel where he lives in Woodstock, Cape Town. The decrepit building is very cold in winter as there are large holes in the roof and it has very few amenities – 1 toilet and a gas stove for the 30 or so people who rent mattresses on the floor there for R150 a week. He is a Zimbabwean who has been living in South Africa for a year now. He has worked as a waiter in the past but is currently unemployed. As such he doesn’t have enough money to rent a mattress on the hostel floor, so he sleeps in the doorway at night and spends time inside during the day when his friend who rents a mattress is at work.