HOUSING

Judgment reserved in Drakenstein emergency housing case

Court was “left to speculate” about the municipality’s emergency housing plan, argues advocate

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23 February 2021

Community gardeners dig in against attempts to evict them

New Khayelitsha vegetable garden is on land set aside for a provincial housing project

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18 February 2021

No water, no sanitation, no electricity, but for these families this is “Paradise”

Small Kommetjie community hoped to be left alone, but housing development planned on land

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17 February 2021

Police accused of failing to act on complaints against SANDF

Lawyers for Human Rights to compel police to investigate string of alleged assaults and torture carried out by soldiers

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12 February 2021

Civic farming campaign opposes Philippi Horticultural Area development

Proposed massive urban development opposed by small farmers

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12 February 2021

Families without water as City of Cape Town contract expires

Residents of Dunoon informal settlement block roads in protest

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10 February 2021

Port Elizabeth shack dwellers block roads, demanding electricity

Residents had expected municipality to meet with them after violent protests two weeks ago

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9 February 2021

Without money to rebuild their shacks, Khayelitsha fire victims are living in churches

“Sometimes they have gas but no food. Other times they have food but no gas.”

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9 February 2021

How a group of widows found a way to earn a living

But they could use some help to protect their tools from being stolen

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8 February 2021

Marievale residents dispute claims of successful relocation

But councillor warns that it’s unsafe for people to continue living at SANDF base

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5 February 2021

Protest erupts in Durban after housing project halts

Residents complain they are getting no answers from City

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4 February 2021

Shack dwellers given ten days to vacate railway lines

PRASA plans to resume services on the Cape Town Central Line but an informal settlement is in the way

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3 February 2021

Violence erupts over electricity in Port Elizabeth

Residents of informal settlement retaliate with stones after nearby homeowners cut illegal connections

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27 January 2021

Makhanda occupiers say they can no longer afford to pay rent

Municipality is concerned with informal settlements mushrooming in the city

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21 January 2021