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Demolition of uninhabited shacks in Bloekombos, Kraaifontein, Cape Town, August 6, 2020. The land, which was to be developed as a community facility for neighbouring communities, has been illegally occupied by people who have been demarcating plots and building informal settlements. Rodger Bosch/AFP

Can social housing help South Africa overcome its legacy of apartheid?

Despite millions of free homes built since 1994, spatial inequality in South Africa remains high. A study evaluating a programme to boost rentals in well-located areas found mixed results, however.
Johannesburg is the most preferred destination for jobseekers from other provinces, followed by Cape Town. Waldo Swiegers/Bloomberg via Getty Images

South African internal migrants fare better in the job market in two regions

Labour migrants from other provinces into Gauteng and the Western Cape are more likely to be employed than the two provinces' permanent residents.

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