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The Sunday group

Television and radio presenter Danilo Acquisto take to the streets every Sunday afternoon to spend time with people living on the streets of the Southern Suburbs. claim.

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It’s four on a Sunday afternoon and Cape Town has been battered by a bad-tempered cold front which has brought rain (good) and intense cold (not so nice). In Rondebosch, the pounding has been intense and there’s icy drizzle on the streets. Storm clouds are hanging like hipsters in a free Wi-Fi zone.


A happy gathering of people who enjoy time spent together with Simunye volunteers.


Neville Bester, one of 80 indigent people who gather together in Rondebosch.


Danilo reaches out to people who live their lives on the streets.


Danilo in conversation with a person living on the streets.


Oswald Meyer (middle) with Simunye volunteers.


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