HOUSING

Province and City to appeal Tafelberg judgment

Cape Town housing activists decry government decision

By James Stent - 22 September 2020

Hundreds riot in Knysna after two shacks demolished

Shops looted as protest spills onto the N2 stopping traffic for hours

By Siphokazi Mnyobe - 22 September 2020

Community blocks project to house elderly

They are demanding that the municipality first build them toilets

By Thamsanqa Mbovane - 22 September 2020

Cape Town councillors and activists trade accusations over land occupations

20,000 shacks have been built since January but City says it only has money to build 2,000 houses

By Mary-Anne Gontsana - 16 September 2020

We are living in liquid shit, say eThembeni families

City of Cape Town says it’s not possible to drain away dirty water after sewage pipe burst

By Mary-Anne Gontsana - 16 September 2020

Little hope for Knysna’s 9,000 backyarders

“I grew up as a backyard dweller and now I am raising my children as one”

By Siphokazi Mnyobe - 16 September 2020

Students say private accommodation is expensive and unsafe in PE

Protesters demand municipality convert derelict buildings into residences

By Joseph Chirume - 16 September 2020

Councillor defends Cape Town’s record on homeless people

“Cape Town sprang into action, reaching roughly double the number of homeless persons compared to the whole of Gauteng”

By Zahid Badroodien - 11 September 2020

Spatial injustice remains at core of rising inequality

Activists believe a radical “new normal” is needed for land reform

By Kyla Hazell and Nkosikhona Swartbooi - 10 September 2020

The smell of fire hangs in the air in Imizamo Yethu

Bantu Dabula’s home has been burnt down three times

Text by James Stent. Photos by Ashraf Hendricks. - 10 September 2020

Family’s RDP home sold without their knowledge

Headman who charged R1,500 fee for sale condemned by chief and provincial authority

By Nompendulo Ngubane - 9 September 2020

Relocation of 1,500 Dunoon families postponed until at least next year

Neighbouring business owners object to relocation, say there are better alternatives

By Peter Luhanga - 8 September 2020

Online petition on evicting domestic abusers got court ruling wrong

Judges emphasise that procedural fairness must be upheld

By Tania Broughton - 4 September 2020

“I don’t want my daughters to end up like me” says sugarcane worker

Nobuhle Mkhize with her five daughters and six grandchildren face the poverty trap

By Nokulunga Majola - 4 September 2020

Illegal occupations affect us all, says Mayco member

Over 300 land occupations in the Cape Town metro since January

By Malusi Booi - 3 September 2020

Tafelberg: Four years of battle

The campaign that led to a landmark court decision on housing

By James Stent - 2 September 2020