This Is Why You Must Stop Giving Money To Homeless People In South Africa!

Smith indicated that the city still encourages people to donate directly to the NGOs working with street persons.

“Social intervention, though time consuming, is ultimately how we will reduce the number of people living on our streets,” he said.

“But again, I remind residents that it’s futile to complain about the presence of street people in your neighbourhood or public open spaces while enabling the behaviour through handouts.”