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Queueing for Christmas – life at Beitbridge border post

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As people queue for days to cross the Beitbridge border post, those choosing to use less legal means are proof that where there is a will, there is a way.


23 Dec 2020
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Queueing for Christmas – life at Beitbridge border post

People heading to Zimbabwe queue up at Beitbridge border post in Musina, South Africa. Picture: Gallo Images

The showers falling over Musina signal the end of the most devastating drought in living memory, yet the new life that is bursting forth in Limpopo stands in stark contrast to that other more famous drought just north of here, the economic barrenness of Zimbabwe, which remains far from gone. Border towns everywhere share their peculiar dynamics. Whether it’s Chuy in Uruguay, Trabzon in Turkey, or Musina in Limpopo. The common theme for these cities is that they depend on some form of imbalance. One side has more of this, and the other has more of that. That’s where the...

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