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November 28, 2011

Shacks and tiny tiny houses

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I still need to figure out my camera, but I took lots and lots of snaps on the tour today of tiny houses. And these are not a lifestyle choice. The aparheid government just went into neighborhoods in the 1960s and moved everyone out so they were in either colored, indian, black, or white areas only. They compensated the whites, but the blacks are still waiting for their money–the tour guide says his family had been forced out and had been promised payment–but they are still waiting.

The worst of the shacks are in “informal settlements” a euphemism. These are put up with anything possible and have an illegal central tap for water. Very very poor area. Pretty amazing poverty. It looked something like this.

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