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A big devil in the shacks: The politics of fire

September 22, 2008

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On average in South Africa over the last five years there are ten shack fires a day with someone dying in a shack fire every other day. Shack fires are not acts of God. They are the result of political choices, often at municipal level. Shack settlements are a poor people’s solution to a lack […]

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