Homeless

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

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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.

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News | 6 April 2023

Cape Town suburbs where homeless people count

Through the Streetscapes project, homeless people are running surveys, earning an income, and changing lives

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News | 18 January 2023

Trial of officer accused of murdering a homeless man set for next February

Law enforcement officer Luvolwethu Kati will stand trial at the Wynberg Regional Court

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Brief | 24 November 2022

Homeless: “I never grew up to stand by a robot with a board”

Cape Town organisation feeding nearly three times as many people since 2019

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News | 28 October 2022

Homeless: Not nearly enough shelters in Johannesburg

“Life is hell on the streets. It’s the survival of the fittest”

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News | 27 October 2022

Homeless: Gqeberha’s quiet recycling squad

People on the street collect cans, plastic and wood to survive

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Feature | 25 October 2022

“This place is full of rats” says homeless man from District Six

Group of about 100 people recently won a court case against the City of Cape Town

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News | 25 October 2022

Homeless: Hundreds volunteer to count people living on the streets of Tshwane

This will help give more accurate data and steps needed to assist homeless people in the metro

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News | 21 October 2022

Homeless: Shelters in Musina not coping with increase of people on the streets

One shelter catering for up to 170 homeless people has no electricity and can’t pay a water bill

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News | 21 October 2022

No shelter for homeless people in Knysna, but that may change soon

Municipality says its working on opening a temporary shelter for about 200 people by the end of this year

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News | 14 October 2022

“It’s survival of the fittest” says blind homeless woman

No homeless shelters or “safe spaces” in Mitchells Plain

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News | 2 August 2022

A new Cape Town shelter will accommodate 100 people

While some homeless people living opposite the old Robbie Nurock Clinic are excited, others have concerns.

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News | 20 June 2022

Officer accused of murdering a homeless man is still employed by City of Cape Town

Friends of Dumisani Joxo say there is still no justice six months after he was shot dead

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News | 17 June 2022

Jobs for homeless people at stake as stimulus funding ends

City says National Treasury funding created more than 3,000 temporary jobs during the pandemic

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News | 15 June 2022

It’s residents versus residents in Cape Town suburb

An informal settlement has grown near Lansdowne station. People in houses nearby want it moved; people in the settlement say they have nowhere to go

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Feature | 20 May 2022