Somsy Matso, a housing activist, walks through the shanty town where he lives, near Johannesburg, South Africa. Photo: AP

South African city’s mass land grab is ‘test case’ for nation

  • Local authorities want to seize hundreds of hectares of land from private owners without paying for it so they can build cheap housing
Topic |   South Africa

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Somsy Matso, a housing activist, walks through the shanty town where he lives, near Johannesburg, South Africa. Photo: AP
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