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CLIP 1483

Shanty town growth and development in South Africa

Shanty town growth and development in South Africa
Key Info
  • Shanty town growth and development in South Africa
  • Duration: 04:28
  • A look at the nature of a shanty town - its buildings, facilities and lifestyle. The report discusses how these areas can be improved through self-help schemes and local government assistance and shows how the improvement of housing and provision of services such as water supply, sewage and electricity all lead to stability and the creation of an established community in comfortable housing.
  • Subject:



    Urban: Settlements

  • Keywords: shanty town, migration, development, self-help, LEDC
Ideas for use in class
  • This is a good summary of the stages in the change from a makeshift settlement into an established suburb. Students could create a cartoon strip or story board based on the sequence shown in the clip.
Background details
  • Clip language : English
  • Aspect ratio : 16x9

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