A year in a settlement created by Covid
Izwelethu informal settlement or Covid as it is nicknamed started with lockdown in March 2020
Izwelethu (Our Land), also known as Covid informal settlement, is a land occupation outside Cape Town with what appear to be hundreds of shacks. It started in March 2020, when South Africa first went into national lockdown.
Community members say they need basic services. The City says it does not have enough funding to support infrastructure for all the numerous new informal settlements that have sprung up in the past year.
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