Ridge View Transit Camp in Chesterville – February 2010

Pictures by Kalinca Copello, text by Zodwa Nsibande

These pictures were taken in the Ridge View Transit Camp in Chesterville which is the biggest in Durban. The people here were evicted from Cato Manor and New Dunbar with the promise of staying in these tins for only 3 months and they been staying there for 5-7 year. The worst thing is that some of them knew their houses and there are people who already staying in their RDP houses. The people who occupy their houses had bought their houses from the local Councillor and CLO (Community Liaison officer) of this development.

Click here to read an academic study on the River Side transit camp by Lenny Cohen.