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Card image 29 March 2021 Daily Maverick

Abahlali baseMjondolo: SA champion for shack dwellers’ rights gets international recognition

‘A shack without water, electricity and sanitation is not worth calling a home. On the contrary, it means life-threatening circumstances that are particularly harsh towards women, children and minority groups,’ says S’bu Zikode, founder of the activist housing movement Abahlali baseMjondolo.

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