South Africa’s Week of Femicide 2020

After brutal killings of women during the past two weeks, #stopkillingwomen is trending on social media and helping to bring South Africa’s cases of gender-based violence to the surface. Some believe that “frustration and anxiety caused by the Covid-19 pandemic lockdown increased the number of violent attacks in South African households”. Social workers also think…

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Crossroads Squatter Camp Cape Town South Africa

Cape Flats Crossroads Township was a large squatter camp (shanty town) in the Cape Flats area on the outskirts of Cape Town. Many people moved to camps like Crossroads to get closer to work opportunities, health care, and education services unavailable in poor rural areas. Crossroads History Settlements like Crossroads consisted of thousands of shacks made…

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