Shanty towns

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  • Shanty Towns
    • Found in LEDCs
      • Normally outside a city
    • Tend to be unplanned or illegal
    • Houses are built using basic materials
      • poor services
    • Large populations, E.G Khayelitsha, near cape town. It has a population of 1.8 million
      • Over population
        • Not enough resources to support the growing population
    • Overcrowding
      • Competition for jobs
    • Fires
      • Connections to the electricity supply can be dangerous
    • Disease
    • Gangs
    • Prostitution
    • Very poor education for children


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