Shelters for homeless families a rarity

The Somerset West Family Shelter is one of few in the country

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News | 19 April 2024

No showers, no food, no electricity: the forgotten men of Molyneaux municipal shelter in Durban

More than 200 people still live in tented shelter set up during Covid lockdown


News | 4 April 2024

Public works “working” on evicting people occupying land at the Castle

Cape Town mayor concerned about the lack of a clear timeline


News | 27 November 2023

Lawyers for Human Rights to challenge Tshwane’s eviction of homeless people

On Friday, metro police forcefully removed people living at Burgers Park and confiscated all of their belongings.


News | 14 November 2023

Homeless people moved to Tshwane hall during Covid lockdown refuse to leave

City says Centurion hall “is becoming a health and safety hazard”


News | 10 October 2023

Living on the streets of Vasco: “Law enforcement keeps coming but I still return”

Stephanus Nel is one of an increasing number of people living on the streets in the Cape Town suburb


News | 20 July 2023

Safe Space for homeless people in Green Point one step closer

Planning tribunal gives the go-ahead


News | 5 July 2023

Homeless man killed by Cape Town officer was part of a gang, court told

Defence in murder trial says evidence by the state witness is “tailored”


News | 22 June 2023

Homeless man had not intended to fight officer who shot him dead, claims witness

Defence argues that the officer was being attacked when the shot went off that killed Dumisani Joxo in Cape Town last year


News | 20 June 2023

Determined Durban moms recycle cardboard

“This is a ticket to send our children to university”


Feature | 3 May 2023

Last-minute delay to court hearing on eviction of homeless people on Cape Town’s streets

The Socio-Economic Rights Institute of South Africa, representing about 120 homeless people, wants the City to provide “proper alternative accommodation”


News | 19 April 2023

People occupying Observatory site reject City of Cape Town’s housing offers

They argue that the sites in Philippi, Mfuleni and the Culemborg Safe Space are not reasonable housing options


News | 14 April 2023

Indigenous plant nursery run by homeless people brings new life to vacant land in Claremont

Ten formerly homeless people have been employed by the project through the U-turn Homeless Service Centre


News | 12 April 2023

You have until 8 May to comment on Cape Town’s new homeless plan

The City plans to open a new 300-bed Safe Space facility in Green Point


News | 11 April 2023

I acted in self-defence, law enforcement officer who shot dead a homeless man tells court

State’s witness testified that he was the one having an argument with officers that morning and that the deceased Dumisani Joxo had been defending him.


News | 6 April 2023