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Getting to work can be frightening for Poppy Qampie and her husband Simon. The trains that come into Phomolong station in Soweto are often boarded by machete and gun wielding thugs. The danger posed by robbers is so great that sometimes Poppy opts for a minibus ride instead; although that too has become a dangerous form of transportation in recent years. Published in Material World pages 24 & 25. The Qampie family lives in a 400 square foot concrete block duplex house in the sprawling area of Southwest Township (called Soweto), outside Johannesburg (Joberg) South Africa.

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Getting to work can be frightening for Poppy Qampie and her husband Simon. The trains that come into Phomolong station in Soweto are often boarded by machete and gun wielding thugs. The danger posed by robbers is so great that sometimes Poppy opts for a minibus ride instead; although that too has become a dangerous form of transportation in recent years. Published in Material World pages 24 & 25. The Qampie family lives in a 400 square foot concrete block duplex house in the sprawling area of Southwest Township (called Soweto), outside Johannesburg (Joberg) South Africa.