1968Cole & FlahertyHouse of Bondage 54The Government..simply erected two noisome tent cities, reminiscent of Boer War concentration camps, and put the people in them until their matchboxes should be ready.
1977J. SikakaneWindow on Soweto 5Inside the matchbox houses the inmates have woken up.
1982M. MzamaneChildren of Soweto 67The matchbox houses seemed to have been simply planted amid rocks and debris.
1985Frontline Sept. 21Those successful ones who manage to liberate themselves from ‘Matchbox house’ existence to modern suburbia are accused of displaying ‘bourgeois’ tendencies to the accompaniment of ominous threats.
1982I. Hudson inLeadershipVol.5No.4, 74It is a match box house — one of a row of identical homes — with four rooms, concrete floors and an asbestos roof.
1992S. Memela inPace Sept. 176The common ordinary folk..are imprisoned in the squatter camps and matchbox houses.
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