Huge housing project stopped by “masked thugs”

Beneficiaries of Covid Village relocation project in Cape Town marched to Mfuleni police station to demand SAPS take action


News | 19 June 2024

Expanded Public Works Programme could play an important role in upgrading informal settlements

Workers recruited in informal settlements are well placed to manage the process


Opinion | 19 June 2024

In photos: one of the worst places to live in Cape Town

“Our parents lived in this poverty, we are living in this poverty, and now our children are living in this poverty”

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News | 14 June 2024

“Each time we try to get comfortable, the police come to demolish our home”

Families living in Lindokuhle Mnguni informal settlement in Johannesburg say they’re being harassed by police and AmaPanyaza


News | 11 June 2024

Backyarders vs City of Cape Town in court

Judgment reserved in Belhar occupation case

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Law | 10 June 2024

These Inanda families have to walk to a primary school to use the toilet

Victims of 2022 floods are still living in a “transit camp”


News | 10 June 2024

After five years only 26 state houses built in Inanda

Families relocated to make way for housing project have been living in a poorly serviced transit camp


News | 7 June 2024

Over 1,000 shack dwellers displaced by Tongaat tornado

People are being housed in three large tents


Brief | 6 June 2024

Boksburg families refuse to move to serviced sites

Give us houses, Ekurhuleni municipality told


News | 4 June 2024

Protesters dump faeces at newly built houses in Kariega

They claim they should be allowed to move into the houses. But the municipality says they’re not the rightful beneficiaries.


Brief | 1 June 2024

Conditions in Greyton settlement worsen as land restitution process drags on

Madiba Park families still in limbo five years after protests


News | 30 May 2024

Families fear eviction from old train yard

Some have lived in “Oya Town” near Maitland Station for eight years


Photo Essay | 28 May 2024

Kariega residents sick of living next to 300 vandalised toilets protest

“We have been patient for a long time” says protest leader


Brief | 24 May 2024

Rubber bullets versus stones at Blikkiesdorp protest

Protesters and City in dispute over housing project


Brief | 24 May 2024

Councillor denies giving people permission to occupy land in Johannesburg

The occupiers are mostly backyarders and tenants who say they could no longer afford to pay rent or buy a house. They have been clearing the open field for a week now.


News | 24 May 2024

Cape Town protesters block busy road, demanding services

They are angry that refugees living in a tent on the same land have toilets and water, but they do not


Brief | 22 May 2024