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Assessing and promoting civil and minority rights in South Africa.

[Source: Politicsweb.]

A land occupation in Khayelitsha, Uitenhage, which started a month ago had seen over 200 shacks erected by Thursday morning, GroundUp reports.

The occupation is taking place beside several busy roads, including Kiva, Cushe, Mabi, Gqabi and Sonto streets. The shacks have been squeezed onto any available open land in the area.

“We have now decided to be neighbours of cows and pigs. We live among kraals and pigsties,” said a land occupant who did not wish to give their name.

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