One of the many challenges facing South Africa is the lack of decent housing for poor families in urban and semi-urban areas.
Rural families moving to the city of Cape Town in search of work often live in shacks or in the backyards of friends or relatives.
The government is slowly building more low-cost housing but the process is painstakingly long and the list of applicants is enormous.
In Delft, outside Cape Town, families moved into semi-completed houses after being falsely given permission to do so by a local councillor.
A few months later they were forcibly evicted by police after a court had decided they had illegally occupied the houses. The police opened fire on the crowd at one stage, injuring women and children.
They moved themselves to the sand dunes on the other side of the main road, Symphony Way, until they were relocated again to the crime-ridden Temporary Relocation Area of Blikkiesdorp almost two years later.
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