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South Africa's Shack Dwellers See Politics Very Differently Than the Average Westerner

Click here for reuse options! They have no choice but to fight on. Walking into the settlement at Kennedy Road in Durban, what one is confronted with is the familiarity of the place. I’ve been here before. Not to this settlement, but to others like it. To bastis in India and favelas in Brazil, to Mexico’s Neza-Chalco-Izta to Bangkok’s Klong Toey. The United Nation’s agency that monitors housing - UN Habitat - has said that there are a billion people in informal settlements (slums).
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