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World in Progress: White poverty in South Africa

White colonists and later the white ruling class used to skim the riches of South Africa. Black townships became symbols for resistance and poverty. Since he end of apartheid, government policies gave priority in getting jobs and receiving benefits to non-whites. Still more than 11 millon non-white people live in poverty, but there are also thousands of white families living in the slums now.

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(Report: Vanessa da Rocha/ Presenter: Natalie Muller)