The Pavilion shopping centre, Westville, Durban, is one of two mega shopping complexes in the city. Such regional shopping centers have taken on religious significance in a global culture which defines belonging in terms of the ability to consume. These complexes are the temples to consumerism fulfilling many of the functions that church or temple used to fulfill - place of worship, place to see and be seen, place for community gatherings, place upon which to centre one's identity etc. The problem in a nation like South Africa with an increasing gap between the rich few and the poor masses is that for many crime becomes the only access to belonging.
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David Larsen / Independent Photographers / african.pictures
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