HOUSING

Over 14,000 people estimated to be living on the streets of Cape Town

Study finds that R20,000 is spent per homeless person per year in the criminal justice system

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26 November 2020

Police intervene as homeowners clash with shack dwellers over illegal connections

The municipality is assessing whether the shacks can get electricity

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25 November 2020

Crucial case on legality of shack demolitions starts

Judges will rule whether a court order must be sought in all cases

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24 November 2020

Overcrowding in Wolwerivier triggers land occupation

Families moved to the “temporary relocation area” have grown in size over the past five years

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23 November 2020

Millions of rands of housing materials dumped since 2018

Councillor blames disagreement in the community

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23 November 2020

Police officers caught on video throwing disabled man out of his wheelchair

Zwelenkosi Ngidi had gone to Cape Town police to find out about arrested community leaders

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20 November 2020

Devastating Langa fire destroys 70 homes

“My shack was filled with smoke and it was so hot inside. I grabbed my baby and ran out.”

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19 November 2020

Judge in Woodstock eviction case concerned about “spatial apartheid”

Atlantis was going to be a hub, said Judge Sher, but now “people are stuck out there with great unemployment and social problems”

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18 November 2020

Bromwell Street: Residents want emergency accommodation near city

City argued that providing social or temporary housing in the inner city would take time

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17 November 2020

300 people have been living in shipping containers for 10 years

Homes built for Soweto hostel residents in 2010 will have to be demolished and rebuilt

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17 November 2020

Appeal of Tafelberg judgment delayed

Cancellation of sale agreement between Western Cape government and the school that bought the property has not been finalised

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13 November 2020

Angry protesters block N2

Land occupiers say they want water, toilets and electricity, but the City of Cape Town says the land is not suitable

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12 November 2020

Court grants eviction order against alleged housing “hijackers”

Evictees say they were out of options

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12 November 2020

Forgotten farm dwellers in Philippi plead for services

They say they do not know who to ask for help as farm owner is impossible to track down

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10 November 2020

Two people arrested during protest for jobs, water and electricity

Effingham shack dwellers feel neglected by the eThekwini Municipality

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10 November 2020

Tensions reach breaking point in Franschhoek valley

There is a a decades-long battle over Boschendal housing

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6 November 2020