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Assessing and promoting civil and minority rights in South Africa.

[Source: Daily Maverick by Kimberly Mutandiro for GroundUp.]

Mozambican immigrants and Xitsonga-speakers say they are discriminated against. Kimberly Mutandiro for GroundUp.

Lying on the outskirts of Brakpan is the informal settlement of Plastic City, a place where people are so poor they live in shacks made of discarded board instead of the usual zinc.

One part of it is called Shangaan Section, where a number of Mozambican immigrants and Xitsonga-speakers live. Many of them scrounge at a nearby dump to survive. The immigrants say they are discriminated against and treated poorly by the South African waste pickers.

GroundUp visited Shangaan Section last week.

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