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Long Shadow Of Apartheid - 22 May 2015 - Sort by:
Long Shadow Of Apartheid - 22 May 2015
Grim, mainly single-sex dormitory blocks dotted round South Africa's main cities, the hostels are one of the lesser-known legacies of apartheid and the migrant labour system enforced on blacks by the white minority rule that ended two decades ago.

Associated with Dickensian poverty, crime - and, in many cases, Zulu tribalism - they played a major role in the wave of anti-foreigner violence last month in which at least seven people were killed.
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Johannesburg, South Africa
A fender (bottom L) is seen during a police search as local residents look at a police officer during a raid on a hostel in Johannesburg's Alexandra township April 23, 2015. The raid was conducted to search for weapons as a wave of anti-immigrant violence has so far claimed seven lives in troubled spots in Durban and Johannesburg. The government announced the deployment of defence forces on Tuesday into the cities, where the violence started three weeks ago, to stem the unrest. REUTERS/Mike Hutchings TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
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23 Apr. 2015
A policeman guards a stairwell during a raid on a hostel... more
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20 May. 2015
A man walks outside Jeppestown men's hostel in Johannesburg... more
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20 May. 2015
Zakhele Ntsele (L) sits on a bed with a friend in a... more
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22 May. 1993
African National Congress (ANC) supporters run away... more
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Zakhele Ntsele cooks in a communal kitchen at Jeppestown... more
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A man walks in a passage at Jeppestown men's hostel... more
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