The Devil Runs This Place

The Devil Runs This Place

Abby Zimet

Residents line up for food.

As South Africa spends billions on stadiums and airports for the
upcoming World Cup, poor residents swept out of the cities languish in a
"temporary relocation area" many liken to a concentration camp worse
than the townships of apartheid. Blikkiesdorp, or Tin Can Town, boasts sweltering corrugated
shacks, no showers, broken toilets, brutal police, little food, rampant
TB and only dust and stones as playgrounds.

"I can't shop, the rain is
coming in, the child is sick." - Fatima Booysen,
40, who lives in shack J22 with her husband and two

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