Articles for Matthew Hirsch

Last-minute delay to court hearing on eviction of homeless people on Cape Town’s streets

The Socio-Economic Rights Institute of South Africa, representing about 120 homeless people, wants the City to provide “proper alternative accommodation”


News | 19 April 2023

Indigenous plant nursery run by homeless people brings new life to vacant land in Claremont

Ten formerly homeless people have been employed by the project through the U-turn Homeless Service Centre


News | 12 April 2023

You have until 8 May to comment on Cape Town’s new homeless plan

The City plans to open a new 300-bed Safe Space facility in Green Point


News | 11 April 2023

Social workers attacked and under severe strain in Cape Town townships

Western Cape will hire an extra 247 social workers for the coming financial year


News | 3 April 2023

Asbestos found in old hospital intended for homeless shelter

A new site in Zonnebloem in Cape Town has been identified instead of the Robbie Nurock Day Hospital


News | 15 March 2023

Tsotsi star’s luxury house built with Lottery money fails to sell at auction

Terry Pheto’s Bryanston property was expected to sell for more than R4-million but did not get an offer


News | 2 March 2023

Cape Town is removing homeless people from the street. This is what the City is offering instead

Mayor promises R230-million over the next three years to help homeless residents. But will there be enough space?


News | 2 March 2023

Equal Education made “constitutional alchemy” says lawyer who represented them

Jason Brickhill, director of litigation at SERI, remembers how Equal Education and the Legal Resources Centre built the school infrastructure norms and standards case


News | 27 February 2023

Cape Town is moving people off the streets. We asked homeless residents what they thought

“We are also part of the community,” says Nathan Ludick, who lives in Virginia Avenue Park


Photo Essay | 22 February 2023

Cape Town needs to invest in places like Malawi Camp

Airport settlement is test of municipality’s commitment to investing in poor communities


Opinion | 2 May 2018