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Special Report
Transcripts for Section 1 of Episode 52

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00:32Hello. Welcome to the Special Report. Tonight we deal with the bloody conflict in KTC Crossroads in 1987, the vicious APLA attack on an Eastern Cape hotel in 1992 and the death of 11 commuters during the 1983 Mdansane bus boycott. But we start in the Cape Peninsula. The dreaded pass book had always determined where black South Africans lived and worked but in the Western Cape the law also reserved the area for white and coloured people only and the law worked. By the sixties all black people were contained in three townships on the edge of the Peninsula suburbs, but people needed work and they streamed to the urban areas. They needed land where they could live. Crossroads sprung up in 1975, an informal camp that swirled with legal and illegal migrants. The state constantly tried to remove squatters and they as steadily resisted the pass laws and eviction attempts. And yet, it continued to grow, informal camps springing up on every available piece of open stand. By the mid eighties ...moreFull Transcript
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