In 1994 right after the abolishion of apartheid, poor immigrants from rural areas squatted a piece of land near Soweto, called Motsoaledi. It was meant to serve as a temporary place for people who were looking for jobs in Johannesburg. They built their shacks from wood, iron and stone. Now the same squatters of that period, still live in the same houses, without running water or electricity. They form a close and peaceful community.