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  • n. Plural form of township.


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  • It was a battle most brutally waged in townships populated mainly by poor blacks.

    Boing Boing

  • According to vice-minister Wang, the second and third phases of the land hazards prevention and control project are almost finished, with 887 risks in townships or communities addressed and 3,141 threats being monitored by the public.

    China’s Three Gorges Dam Facing ‘Grim Situation’ as Flood Season Approaches | Impact Lab

  • Sifting in my black soot around the body I'd just departed from, I saw a long, dim street with stores and wooden houses, not like the kind you find in English townships, but the kind they built out in the American west.

    Magic X

  • As compensation the company received from Canada a cash payment of 300,000 pounds, reservation of land around each of the trading posts, and one-twentieth of the land in townships was in the fertile belt.

    Three Hundred Years

  • How they survive in the sprawling native townships is an even greater mystery.

    What Is To Become of the British Protectorates?

  • SIMON: Read an interview recently in which you said that since apartheid has ended and South Africa has been liberated from the yoke of apartheid, the music scene, in what used to be called the townships, might be a little less interesting.

    A South African Great, Playing 'To Get Well'

  • "The Scorpions should be closed because we have never seen them patrolling the townships - the only people that patrol the townships are the SAPS," said one of the speakers.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • About one quarter of this two million-strong segment lived in suburbia while the remainder called the townships their home.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • Rural areas and mainly the townships are the hardest hit as they still bear the brunt of apartheid 's poor planning and distorted utilisation of the country's resources before 1994.

    Address by Deputy President Jacob Zuma to the Kwazulu-Natal Department of Works Construction Industry Gala Dinner

  • Gauteng Education Department spokesman Lebelo Maloka said schools in the townships were the hardest hit by teachers belonging to the

    ANC Daily News Briefing


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