Langa
Close to the ground.

Joe Slovo Settlements

off of Nolwana Way

S 33 56.980 E 018 31.692

Joe Slovo Settlements line the southern end of town along the N2 highway. Here, you can see evidence of a country in flux as the government tries to build low-cost housing to combat the informal settlements that have sprung up in Langa. The government plans to demolish all shacks and temporarily relocate residents while quality permanent housing is built in their place, but the plans are controversial and not all shack-dwelling residents have bought into the process.

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