There are over 2,000 much larger black squatter camps across South Africa. Formerly comfortable Afrikaners recently forced to live on the fringes of society see themselves as victims of “reverse-apartheid” that they say puts them at an even greater disadvantage than the millions of poor black South Africans.
What percentage of South Africans live in squatter camps
Now some 2.2 million households — 14 percent of the national total — had resided in those squatter camps in 2017, more than three times the 630,000 households recorded in 1996 shortly after apartheid ended, according to government statistics.
How many white squatters are there in South Africa
According to the charity group, the country has approximately 460 white squatter camps.
How many informal settlements are there in South Africa
There are more than 2 700 informal settlements nationwide and the number of households in informal settlements has increased since 1995, rising from 1 170 902 to 1 294 904 by 2011.
How many shacks are there in South Africa
Although most South African residents live in formal brick structures, a significant number, 4.3 million, still live in shacks, either in urban areas or squatter camps. Also, the most impoverished of our population have the greatest number of people per household, supported by the smallest income.