Published on 9th September 2016 by

Out of Sight (2014): For undocumented Zimbabweans living on Johannesburg’s streets, life is tough. But for two blind migrants, sharing a room in one of the city’s abandoned buildings, the challenges they face are extreme.

For similar stories, see:
South Africa’s Next Generation Of Illegal Citizens

A Shocking Glimpse into South Africa’s Immigrant Problem

South Africa’s White Supremacist Training Camps (2015)

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Around 1.5 million Zimbabweans live in South Africa. Like Rachel and Elizabeth most are fleeing the poverty of their home country. “Everything was complicated. There was no food, no cash”, Rachel explains. “A friend told me it’s better we beg in South Africa.” But since their arrival they’ve been victims of xenophobic violence and now, despite being blind, they find themselves under threat of deportation.

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