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Explanation
Hostels in the provinces of KwaZulu/Natal and the Transvaal, particularly in the PWV (Pretoria/Witwatersrand/Vereeniging) area, became strongholds of the IFP in the early nineties. They became no-go areas for non-Inkatha residents of adjacent communities. In turn, IFP hostel-dwellers were increasingly alienated in these communities and were frequently attacked by resident youth activists. IFP-supporting hostel-dwellers were, however, responsible for launching several large-scale attacks on adjacent townships and informal settlements in these provinces. The overwhelming majority of victims in these attacks were non-IFP township residents.

... of diamonds in the 1800s black men have travelled from the rural areas to industries in the north. The diamond field owners erected the first hostels for these workers to ensure a continuous, controlled and cheap labour force. Black men could only stay in the so-called white areas as long ...
... the aggressors. Fingers were pointed at the Nationalist Party government, the security forces and at Inkatha. // If we look at what happened in the hostels, they became, a lot of them became dominated by the IFP, and they became identified as IFP hostels. There were of course other hostels that ...
... of diamonds in the 1800s black men have travelled from the rural areas to industries in the north. The diamond field owners erected the first hostels for these workers to ensure a continuous, controlled and cheap labour force. Black men could only stay in the so-called white areas as long ...
This relationship between the hostels and a third force was often spoken of in the same breath as taxi wars and train violence. // Hostel dwellers are amongst the poorest and most isolated of urban communities and this obviously provided a fertile ground for sewing any seeds of division and hatred ...
... of our people that cannot be narrowly defined as individual human rights violations. Practices such as the pass laws and the hostel system. Hostels have been called fortresses of fear. Hostels were mostly primitive buildings housing single black males who work in the cities while their ...
If you look at what happened in the hostels, a lot of them became dominated by the IFP and they became identified as IFP hostels. There were of course other hostels that were not dominated by the IFP, but those that were, were seen by township communities as aggressors.
... violence happened between supporters of the ANC and the IFP with the police playing a sinister role. Much of the violence was launched from the hostels on the surrounding communities. Hostels like Vusimuzi in Tembisa. ...
... Only a few kilometers away the Vusimuzi hostel served as a springboard for vicious attacks on the community. It was not an isolated case. In the hostels across the East Rand there originated what became simplistically known as black on black violence. Allegations of a third force, so often ...
They’ve been called fortresses of fear, hostels: mostly primitive buildings housing single black males who work in the cities while their families remained in the rural areas. The story of hostels in South Africa is a story of bloodshed and division.
Tembisa lies north of Kempton Park. Community leader Tim Mabena says it was established for people who had been removed from Alexandra, Irene, Verwoerdburg and Kempton Park. Tembisa also became a home to many migrant workers who lived in the hostels.
... such as Sebokeng, Sharpeville, Bophelong and Boipatong. For some, mostly men from KwaZulu-Natal, this is only a temporary home. They live in hostels and their families remain on the land. Back in 1961 the world took notice of this area when the police killed a large number of peaceful ...
... for damages against you by those who were victims of your operations. I appeal to you who were in the self defence units in the townships, in the hostels. I appeal to you who were in the CCB, Military Intelligence. This amnesty is one that would expunge any criminal or civil liability you are ...
... to lay a complaint. In order to get there they would need to walk through a war zone, Khumalo street: the no go area between the IFP supporting hostels and the ANC residents. ...
This relationship between the hostels and a third force was often spoken of in the same breath as taxi wars and train violence.
... such as Sebokeng, Sharpeville, Bophelong and Boipatong. For some, mostly men from KwaZulu-Natal, this is only a temporary home. They live in hostels and their families remain on the land. Back in 1961 the world took notice of this area when the police killed a large number of peaceful ...
... place. In the space of two days 18 people were killed. It all began on the 3rd of December after shots had allegedly been fired at the IFP aligned hostels injuring some of the residents. ANC members were killed in the skirmishes that followed, but tensions boiled over into a full scale attack ...
... South Africa’s terror far across our borders, Peter Casselton. And we go to Tembisa east of Johannesburg for stories of political gangsters and hostels full of dark secrets. Satirist Peter Dirk Uys will introduce you to a few familiar characters later in the show. But we start tonight’s ...
 
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