"Minor Refusal" mural in Woodstock

“Minor Refusal” mural in Woodstock

Woodstock in Cape Town, South Africa is filled with many pieces of street art that portray everyday life. Up on the side of the wall there’s a big piece of a handshake, called a Minor Refusal. It’s a twisted handshake where the man seems to be friendly, but at the same time he’s removing you out of your home. 

This is said to portray what is going on at the moment in Woodstock. Where locals are being pushed out, their places bought up as they cant afford to live here any longer. They are forced to move out of the city and end up having to commute for hours to their daily jobs.