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Thursday, 25 February 2016

PHOTOS: Inside 'The White Squatter camps' of South Africa

PHOTO SPEAK: Inside the slum along the dusty wasteland of Johannesburg refereed to as 'White squatter camps' in South Africa, where families live in shanties where there is little food, pools of filthy, stagnant water where mosquitoes breed and no electricity.

These are appalling conditions endured by white families living in the camp, While most white South Africans still land the plumb jobs and enjoy relative wealth, the number of poor whites has steadily increased in the past two decades.

Seeking to undo years of racial inequality - when whites were almost guaranteed employment and housing under apartheid - the ruling African National Congress (ANC) government introduced laws that promoted employment for blacks and aimed to give them a greater share of the economy.

This change, along with the global financial meltdown, has meant many white South Africans have fallen on hard times and are forced to live in slums. 

Following the end of apartheid in 1994, many unskilled white South Africans have enjoyed little sympathy from those who believe they profited from the brutal regime. See more photos below:

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