slums

 
Slum dweller moves up in the world
Slum dweller moves up in the world
From her spacious, one-bedroom apartment in a brand new housing block, Geetaben Thakore can take stock of her new life. The ground below was once a...
Cup exposes Brazil's dirty laundry
Cup exposes Brazil's dirty laundry
With just days to go until the kick-off of the 2014 World Cup, the world's biggest sporting event has highlighted many of Brazil's long-standing...
'Ghetto Hope': Music opens doors to gypsy children
'Ghetto Hope': Music opens doors to gypsy children
Discordant brass notes escape from a rehearsal room in Sliven's gypsy ghetto, as 15 local boys prepare for band practice and take a break from the...
India prays for rain as water wars break out
India prays for rain as water wars break out
The monsoon is late, the wells are running dry and in the teeming city of Bhopal, water supply is now a deadly issue.
Slum walls raise suspicion in divided Rio
Slum walls raise suspicion in divided Rio
When residents of Rio de Janeiro's mammoth Rocinha slum heard of government plans to build a wall around parts of their community, opposition to...
KZN high court upholds slums Act
KZN high court upholds slums Act
This week KwaZulu-Natal Judge President Vuka Tshabalala "applauded" the provincial government for its controversial Elimination and Prevention of...