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The World

December 03, 1987

South African officials backed by police forced hundreds of black and mixed-race squatters from a coastal farm where they had lived for decades. Up to 700 squatters were ordered to load their belongings in trucks and were driven from Noordhoek on the Cape Peninsula to Khayelitsha, an inland township more than 20 miles away. President Pieter W. Botha's government said in 1984 that removal of people from their homes for racial reasons had ended, but critics say the policy has continued under other names, such as slum clearance, squatter removal and control of urbanization.

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