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The Two Tales of ‘Tin Can Town’

An upsurge in violence in Blikkiesdorp is linked to residents competing for homes in a new housing scheme

Shack dreams, shackled lives: Displaced poor pine for home

What happens after the sheriff has come knocking?

Cape Town, use prime municipal land in the heart of the city to house the poor

Municipal property in the city should not be sold but used to build affordable housing

‘It’s like a concentration camp’

Blikkiesdorp, a vast temporary camp for Cape Town's homeless and evicted, has attracted a media spotlight ahead of the Soccer World Cup.

Life in ‘Tin Can Town’ for those evicted ahead of World Cup

Campaigners say conditions in Blikkiesdorp or "Tin Can Town" are worse than in the townships created during apartheid.

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