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A resident of the New Brighton Township, which is one of South Africa’s oldest, in Port Elizabeth.

Nov. 19, 2010

The organization Abahali wants better housing for South Africans who live in townships and informal settlements. The president of Abahali,  S’bu Zikode, tells us about fighting the ruling ANC party on a law that would give the government wide-ranging ability to dismantle the townships. And University of Chicago human rights intern Kayla Higgins talks about her work with South African refugees and the country’s struggle with xenophobic attitudes. Also, film contributor Milos Stehlik reviews “White Material," a film about a white plantation owner coming to terms with the end of colonization in her African country.