SOUTH AFRICA: Hostel hangover (Multimedia)
Dorcas Dlamini, 51, raised her eight children in the dilapidated Dube hostel, Soweto
JOHANNESBURG, 29 January 2009 (IRIN) - A start has finally been made by the South African government to fulfil a long-standing promise to pull down the notorious apartheid-era hostels, where thousands eke out a living in squalid conditions.
Built to house a migrant labour force, the hostels remain inner city eyesores, providing inadequate housing for large numbers of families, as well as short-term dwellers.
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