(In South Africa) a hastily erected urban shack settlement, not officially proclaimed as a residential area.
- In addition Mark Hunter's essay in African Studies, dissecting the ‘materiality of everyday sex’ in shacklands of KwaZulu-Natal, expounded an equally compelling thesis.
- But driving through Alex leaves one with the overall impression of squalor and desperate poverty witnessed in the polluted streets, the overcrowded shacklands, and the many unemployed people milling about the streets.
- They use the shacklands as a convenient sleepover, close to work, from Monday to Thursday, before returning home on payday.
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