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Suburb blows fuse as students ‘turn it into slum’

02 August 2019 - 08:00 By Kgaugelo Masweneng
Some Johannesburg residents are claiming the students are turning their suburbs into shantytowns.
Some Johannesburg residents are claiming the students are turning their suburbs into shantytowns.
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Westdene and Sophiatown residents in Johannesburg are infuriated by the mushrooming of student accommodation close to their properties, claiming the students are turning their suburb into a shantytown.

But while they worry about property value, a town planner thinks this is an overreaction.

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