informal settlements

 
[Video]One-woman change agent
[Video]One-woman change agent
From food security to employment, Nomphelo Zozo is improving lives and promoting sustainable change in her Jo’burg informal settlement.
[Video]SA resident protects foreign nationals in Germiston
[Video]SA resident protects foreign nationals in Germiston
A South African businessman in Marathon, Germiston is taking the protection of foreign nationals from xenophobic attacks into his own hands.
In the business of building shacks
In the business of building shacks
Shack construction is a popular business for people with building skills as demand for housing increases in the area of Philippi. Along the road,...
ANC ward wars: Strife begins at 40
ANC ward wars: Strife begins at 40
Named after struggle icon Dorothy Zihlangu, the ANC's ward 40 branch in Gugulethu is one of the party's biggest in Western Cape, with...
Khaya Dlanga: The villages are possessed by hopelessness
Khaya Dlanga: The villages are possessed by hopelessness
I went to the Transkei to my cousin’s funeral in the village of Ngwegweni, not far from Mount Ayliff, this past weekend. It is one of...
[Slideshow]Cape Town's dirty secret
[Slideshow]Cape Town's dirty secret
M&G photographer David Harisson focuses on the sanitation issue in Khayelitsha, which robs the community of their dignity and health.
Shacks are the new normal
Shacks are the new normal
An architectural exhibition at the Goethe-Institut in Johannesburg invites viewers to reassess their ideas of what housing means in South Africa’s rapidly expanding cities, to understand the tension between organic growth and state regulation, and to ask how we can work with what...
Protesters complain of intimidation
Protesters complain of intimidation
Is it prosecution or persecution of a poor protesting community? There are two radically different interpretations of the prosecution of 14 people...
Human rights commission raises stink on township toilets
Human rights commission raises stink on township toilets
Toilets in informal settlements are often neglected because they are seen as a temporary arrangement, the Social Justice Coalition said in Cape...
Evicted community appeals to Constitutional Court
Evicted community appeals to Constitutional Court
A Gauteng community's appeal to the Constitutional Court has turned the spotlight on the need for municipalities to consult when evicting squatters....
All calm in Kya Sands
All calm in Kya Sands
Kya Sands informal settlement, where 16 people were attacked earlier this week, was quiet on Thursday, Gauteng police said. ...
'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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