Showdown looms between land occupiers and Eastern Cape municipality

Komani Protest Action interdicted from inciting “land grabbing” but vows to defy court order


News | 1 December 2023

Small farmers celebrate victory outside Cape High Court

Housing Development Agency agrees to drop eviction proceedings


News | 21 November 2023

Spoekiesdorp families haunted by past evictions and uncertain future

“Many of us are here because we were evicted from farms. We were dumped here”

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News | 17 November 2023

70 small-scale Musina farmers face eviction

The municipality wants the land for a new township


News | 10 November 2023

Families evicted from farms have been dumped in Spoekiesdorp

The households in the Worcester informal settlement must be relocated, says the South African Human Rights Commission


News | 31 October 2023

Backyarders demolish shacks in Cape Town

Violence and tensions between land occupiers and backyarders has been brewing for months in Khayelitsha


News | 26 October 2023

Richmond land occupiers given refuge in preschool

The eThekwini municipality repeatedly demolishes their shacks located near a river


Brief | 26 October 2023

eThekwini land occupiers claim officials attacked them without warning

The municipality claims it faced violent resistance when it was carrying out shack demolitions


News | 13 October 2023

Eastern Cape family waits for promised right to farm land where their ancestors worked

Department of Rural Development and Land Reform silent on why it’s taken years to issue a lease promised in 2019


News | 3 October 2023

Activists claim thousands of parcels of public land under-used in Cape Town

Ndifuna Ukwazi launches online interactive map to put pressure on government to address land issues


News | 22 September 2023

One less obstacle for Bishopscourt land claimants

The Friends of Liesbeek Association has withdrawn a town planning appeal, but a court case remains to be settled

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News | 22 September 2023

Housing activists march to President’s doorstep

The existing State Land Disposal Act could be used to fast track the use of public land for human settlement

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News | 23 August 2023

City of Tshwane probes illegal suburb

Leeuwfontein has been developed without subdivision or approval by local authorities. Now residents want services


News | 5 July 2023

Diep River occupiers say they’ll move if City provides acceptable accommodation

119 Families served with notice to vacate land on the Diep River floodplain


Brief | 13 June 2023

Tshwane’s illegal suburb leaves residents stuck without services

Plots in Leeuwfontein were sold for R80,000


News | 9 June 2023

Not enough public participation: Constitutional Court scraps Traditional and Khoi-San Leadership Act

“The importance of public participation in South Africa cannot be understated,” say judges


Law | 30 May 2023