LAND

Campaigns failing to stop farm evictions, say civil society organisations

Webinar highlights plight of women on farms, calls on President to honour promise

By Marecia Damons - 5 August 2020

Partially blind woman faces eviction

The owner of the shack Siphiwe Mdluli rents wants to move back in

By Kimberly Mutandiro - 4 August 2020

Land occupations displace initiation schools

“If they build their shacks on these sites, what will happen to their culture?”

By Buziwe Nocuze - 31 July 2020

PE shack dwellers shut down neighbourhood

“We want to get the attention of this municipality. But if officials don’t address us we will stop all the projects in this ward.”

By Mkhuseli Sizani - 30 July 2020

Durban is “waging war” on the poor during a pandemic, says shack dweller movement

Homes demolished in Cato Manor

By Nokulunga Majola - 29 July 2020

Community leaders oppose Makhaza occupation

“I have been on the housing database for years, but I still have no house” says occupier

By Vincent Lali - 27 July 2020

SJC head Axolile Notywala arrested

Witness claims arrested activists were filming police but not obstructing them

By Vincent Lali - 24 July 2020

Two schools torched in protest for land

“They are threatening our future. This year is already hard with Covid-19” says matric student

By Peter Luhanga - 23 July 2020

Courts thwart king’s attempt to control land

Instead R1 billion worth of restituted land will be held by community property associations, which is what its claimants want

By Tania Broughton - 17 July 2020

Massive new land occupation on Cape Nature land in Mfuleni

Some families say they were displaced by flooding

By Vincent Lali - 14 July 2020

Midvaal occupation is no race war, say landowners

“The Elandsfontein landowners are a diverse group of people from all race groups”

By Kimberly Mutandiro - 13 July 2020

Homes demolished as storm hits Cape Town

Five shacks in Vrygrond were demolished on a rainy Thursday afternoon

By Lucas Nowicki - 11 July 2020

Shacks demolished for fourth time in Tembisa since lockdown eased

Burning of materials shows heavy handedness and violence by metro police, says lawyer

By Zoë Postman - 9 July 2020

Land occupation in Midvaal the work of a criminal syndicate, says City

Walkerville “Big Six” say land must be taken from whites and given to black people

By Kimberly Mutandiro - 9 July 2020

Leaders of Bobani land occupation flee settlement

“We called them the Mugabes because they refused to step down”

By Thamsanqa Mbovane - 8 July 2020

Housing crisis more complex than it seems

What the eviction of a naked man tells us about our collective response to the housing shortage

By Jens Horber - 6 July 2020