Blikkiesdorp

 
The Two Tales of ‘Tin Can Town’
The Two Tales of ‘Tin Can Town’
The Central Metho­dist Mission Church on Cape Town’s ­Greenmarket Square was filled with piano music and worshippers attending a lunchtime...
Shack dreams, shackled lives: Displaced poor pine for home
Shack dreams, shackled lives: Displaced poor pine for home
There have been protests, court battles and street battles.
Cape Town, use prime municipal land in the heart of the city to house the poor
Cape Town, use prime municipal land in the heart of the city to house the poor
DEVELOPMENTThe City of Cape Town is about to dispose of a prime piece of inner-city land. Known as Site B and located on Lower Long Street...
'It's like a concentration camp'
'It's like a concentration camp'
Grim rows of grey metal shacks stretch out with military precision in the barren sandy ground.
Life in 'Tin Can Town' for those evicted ahead of World Cup
Life in 'Tin Can Town' for those evicted ahead of World Cup
Children squint as wind whips the grey sand into their faces. A teenager braves the flies and stench of a leaking outdoor toilet to draw water from...
'Dumping ground' for unwanted people
'Dumping ground' for unwanted people
A man with discoloured skin -- dying alone in a shack of Aids -- speaks volumes about conditions in Blikkiesdorp, described as a "dumping ground"...

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