/ 8 September 2023

Joburg fire: Housing policy fails people – and the economy

Safrica Politics Rights Social Housing Eviction
Housing shortage: Several buildings in the central district of Johannesburg are occupied by a large number of people who live in substandard conditions. Photo: Marco Longari/Getty Images
The country’s biggest city will continue to grow as people seek jobs and a better life. But a ‘resentment’ towards urbanisation has prevented the government from unlocking its economic opportunities

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