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DM2002031812:SAED:SOCIAL:POLITICS:PERSONALITY:DEC1957 – Sophiatown Big-Shot Fight For Their Homes – Dr Xuma and Mr Rathebe. A new rent rise in Johannesburg’s locations, bread-winners feeling the belt nipping tighter around Meadowlands, they call ‘Dr Verwoerd’s baby’ and other township, the famous Rathebe court case: all these things are putting the searchlight back on that disputed piece of ‘black land,’ Sophiatown. For the Sophiatown landlords it’s back to the same business of, ‘We want to keep our homes.’ For tenants, especially in Meadowlands, it’s that uncomfortable business of paying rent. (Photograph by Peter Magubane BAHA)