LAND

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

Families vacate land at owner’s request, only to be moved off new land too

City of Cape Town demolished the shacks and confiscated the material of 13 families who had moved from private land

By Buziwe Nocuze - 24 June 2020

“This is not a land grab. We are taking back what belongs to us”

Hundreds of people in Midvaal occupy private land

By Kimberly Mutandiro - 23 June 2020

Doornbach residents resist Covid-19 relocation plan

About 1,500 Dunoon families are to be moved to Winning Way

By Peter Luhanga - 23 June 2020

Dunoon ward councillor’s office petrol bombed

Land occupation blamed for arson attack

By Peter Luhanga - 19 June 2020

Flooded shack dwellers occupy dry private land

Residents of Waterfront informal settlement want to move to Philippi Village property

Text by Tariro Washinyira. Photos by Ashraf Hendricks. - 11 June 2020

20 years later, Eastern Cape community wins right to its land

Supreme Court of Appeal upholds landmark decision

By Ohene Yaw Ampofo-Anti - 10 June 2020

Homeless protesters disrupt Khayelitsha Magistrate’s Court

If the City of Cape Town can demolish shacks during the lockdown, what is stopping us from evicting tenants? asks backyarder’s landlord

By Buziwe Nocuze - 3 June 2020

Mounting pressure on families holding out against coal mine expansion

“We know that if we are not here, our house will be burnt down”

By Fred Kockott and Matthew Hattingh - 3 June 2020

Dunoon explodes after shacks demolished

Former backyarders torch vehicles

By Peter Luhanga - 2 June 2020
Photo of a woman

Sleepless nights for Empolweni homeless

After their shacks were demolished during the lockdown, families have been left in dire straits and at the mercy of criminals

By Vincent Lali - 30 April 2020
Photo of man in front of his demolished shack

Shacks demolished in Cato Manor

“We have every right to the land and even have a court interdict protecting us from demolitions” says resident

By Nokulunga Majola - 23 April 2020