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Cape Town "car guards" offer "protection"

A few weeks ago, Anders Kelto told us about car guards in Cape Town

Listen to The Car Guard Song - Derick Watts & The Sunday Blues (Eminem feat. Rihanna Parody)

 

Lionel is a "Beach Buddy" in Muizenberg, a suburb of Cape Town, South Africa. They're licensed versions of the ubiquitous "car guards", who demand payment to watch over parked cars and (sometimes) guard against theft. (Photo: Anders Kelto)

Here's the Horatio Alger story: how to pull yourself up by your own bootstraps, in a South African parking lot.
 
For a few rand, they'll make sure your car is safe where you parked it.  Car-guarding is a good way to rise it up from dire poverty.  Even if guarders aren't always effective,  

Listen to Anders Kelto's View from the car parks of Cape Town

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