South Africa is one of the most unequal societies in the world. Large swaths of the population live on the streets or in informal housing (shacks). When Apartheid fell in 1994 and a new government took over the country, many believed that their situation would change.
For decades now, government has been promising housing and better basic services. In some cases this have been achieved but majority still live in the same impoverished environments. This has caused a crises in housing as residents continually protest for what they were promised and use land to build shacks illegally out of desperation and in order to survive.