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In pictures: The new South Africa
Children in South Africa
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The BBC's Hugh Sykes returns to South Africa 10 years after apartheid was abolished and finds many changes but still much poverty and deprivation.
The Mnyandu family
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The Mnyandu family is part of the new black middle class. After starting in a township, Reuben (far right) runs a firm with 45 employees and has a house with a swimming pool.
New homes
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Nearly two million new (but very basic) homes have been built in South Africa since 1994...
Shack
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...but home for millions of South Africans is still a shack.
Sugar-cane workers being transported in trucks
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Some things haven't changed at all. Sugar-cane workers are still being transported in trucks barely suitable for cattle.
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This is not a shed on an allotment, it is home to seven people. The smaller shack is the outside toilet.
Boys at Maqaveni, KwaZulu-Natal.
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This land in KwaZulu-Natal was levelled for new homes in 1999 but nothing has happened due to squabbles between the ANC and the Inkatha Freedom Party, which controls the province.
Isaac Khumalo, with his mother, at their home in Soweto.
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Isaac Khumalo earns a small income collecting cardboard and selling it to a recycling centre in Soweto.




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