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ditown00193 Township  Unidentified contestants in "Miss Fohloza", Miss Fat putting their makeup on backstage on August 28, 2001 in Site B Khayelitsha, a township about 35 kilometers outside Cape Town, South Africa. Miss Fat and other beauty contests are very popular in South Africa. These women are proud of their size and personifies according to them a real African woman. Khayelitsha is one of the poorest and fastest growing townships in South Africa. People usually come from the rural areas in Eastern Cape province to find work as maids and laborers. Most people don't find work and the unemployment rate is very high, together with lot of violence and a growing HIV-Aids epidemic itÕs a harsh area to live in..Photo: Per-Anders Pettersson/iAfrika Photos
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