To have a right to education
And be deprived of the right
To have a right to protest
And be punished to exercise

To have a right to transparency
And be in an unknowing state
To have a right to housing
And yet still be homeless

To have a right to information
And yet know no formation
To have a rights to employment
And notice no improvements

To have a right on paper
And not realise it in reality
To have an equal right
And experience no equality

To be a South African citizen
And then feel alienated
To be an immigrant
And yet feel South African

To be greedily wealthy
And live in destitution
To be poverty-stricken
And live below the poverty line

To have a right to have a right
And be told you have a right