HOUSING

Police use stun grenades to break up Cape Town housing protest

This followed a raid of the Woodstock Hospital occupation earlier on Friday

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15 October 2021

Cape Town home owners, fed up with City’s lack of action, pay to house homeless

Residents of houses on the border of Van Riebeeck Park made a plan to cover the cost of accomodating the people living in the park - for now

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14 October 2021

Residents of dilapidated Durban building want permission to build shacks

Families fear the two-storey building will collapse on them

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13 October 2021

Court dismisses bid to have judge removed in Cape Town eviction case

Human Rights Commission wants Anti-Land Invasion Unit declared unlawful

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12 October 2021

Court rules that District Six eviction was unlawful

People do not choose to live in a public parking area out of malice or wilfulness but out of desperation and need, says judge

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11 October 2021

Makhanda dumpsite occupiers say they have nowhere else to go, as municipality tries to upgrade it

Company awarded R20m to refurbish the site. But a dispute with a subcontractor threatens the project.

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7 October 2021

Little Zimbabwe community grimly struggles on

Mostly undocumented immigrants live in leaking shacks without sanitation, water or electricity in this small informal settlement in Marabastad, Pretoria. But they say they are happy to be left in peace

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6 October 2021

Housing project stalled as Ekhurhuleni municipality dumps company linked to Magashule crony

Corruption- accused Edwin Sodi’s NJR Projects showed “poor performance”, says municipality. Meanwhile Lindelani families are still waiting for houses

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6 October 2021

Activists to sue NPA over “false” arrest and imprisonment

Charges against Abahlali BaseMjondolo members were withdrawn on Monday

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5 October 2021

An Eastern Cape municipality promised its residents houses over a decade ago. They’re still waiting

If residents accept a proposal by the province they will get houses with pit latrines and water tanks within two years

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5 October 2021

Hundreds block Malmesbury’s streets over “unaffordable” utility bills

Swartland municipality says its already written off more than R14.9 million in irrecoverable debt

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5 October 2021

Homeless people’s tents confiscated as City of Cape Town cracks down

Additional R500 million to be spent on law enforcement

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1 October 2021

Cape Town passes Unlawful Occupations by-law, despite protest

Activists warn that it criminalises people who need houses

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29 September 2021

Murder charges dropped against activists after six months in prison

Abahlali BaseMjondolo says police and politicians are trying to silence them

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29 September 2021

Failed RDP project leaves 71 households with toilet buildings but no houses

Eastern Cape government departments pass the buck and kill the project in bureaucracy

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29 September 2021