Definition of informal settlement in English:

informal settlement

Line breaks: in|for¦mal settle|ment


Another term for shackland.
More example sentences
  • The City of Johannesburg is set to embark on a major drive to put up and repair lights on major roads and in streets of the suburbs, townships and informal settlements of the city.
  • The result is that thousands of workers are forced to live in dismal housing conditions in compounds, shanty towns and informal settlements.
  • A certain amount of tension exists between formal townships and adjacent informal settlements because the latter are seen to undermine the value of the former.

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