The 'WHITE squatter camps' of South Africa: Shanty towns built after the fall of Apartheid are now home to hundreds of families
- Working-class white people, most of them Afrikaans-speakers, are going through an intense crisis in South Africa
- This is one of 80 white squatter townships in country where families live in poverty, with little food or running water
- Seeking to undo years of racial inequality, the ruling African National Congress (ANC) government introduced laws that promoted employment for blacks and aimed to give them a greater share of the economy
- This, along with the global financial meltdown, has meant many white South Africans have fallen on hard times
Shanty huts sit next to clapped-out cars, as children sprint along the dusty wasteland under the scorching sun. Beyond the flimsy shacks lie ditches and pools of filthy, stagnant water where mosquitoes breed. These are the daily conditions endured by families in South Africa's 'white squatter camps' where there is little food, running water and no electricity.
A woman sits outside her makeshift home in the squatter camp in Munsieville, a township in the Krugersdorp area in Gauteng Province
A growing number of whites are living below the poverty line in South Africa - the temporary camp is home to around 300 people
Children run along the rocky, arid ground at the camp - they were born after the end of apartheid in 1994
Old cars sit next to the flimsy shelters and makeshift toilets in the camp where families are forced to survive on less than £30 a month
While most white South Africans still land the plumb jobs and enjoy relative wealth, the number of poor whites has steadily increased in the past two decades. Seeking to undo years of racial inequality - when whites were almost guaranteed employment and housing under apartheid - the ruling African National Congress (ANC) government introduced laws that promoted employment for blacks and aimed to give them a greater share of the economy.
This change, along with the global financial meltdown, has meant many white South Africans have fallen on hard times and are forced to live in slums. Following the end of apartheid in 1994, many unskilled white South Africans have enjoyed little sympathy from those who believe they profited from the brutal regime.