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15 October 2021 | ARTICLE

Police use stun grenades to break up Cape Town housing protest

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

...Singabalapha, Housing Assembly, Movement for Care, Rehoming Collective, and Ndifuna Ukwazi. The march followed a raid earlier on Friday of the old Woodstock Hospital, which has been occupied for sever...

8 October 2020 | ARTICLE

Obs occupiers win interdict against City

...Singabalapha group

...Singabalapha community without due process. Acting Judge Selwyn Hockey said the City had used bylaws as a “quick fix” to try to evict the occupiers. A “year from hell” for the residents of Singabala...

21 May 2020 | ARTICLE

Court orders City of Cape Town to leave Obs occupiers alone

Interim interdict can be challenged on 3 June

...Singabalapha. At about midnight on Wednesday Judge Robert Henney granted the interdict. The order prevents the City from interfering with or confiscating the property of the occupiers, or harassing or...

20 May 2020 | ARTICLE

Arcadia Place: City of Cape Town moves against occupiers

Several fines and one arrest

...Singabalapha by the occupiers, is home to over 40 people. Barbara Vusa, Singabalapha resident and community leader, said that Law Enforcement officers had arrived before sunrise, making them sign fine...

15 October 2019 | ARTICLE

Occupiers of old age home march to Civic Centre, demand housing

“We need low-cost houses in the CBD … We can’t be going from shack to shack, from stone to stone”

...Singabalapha organisers. “We can’t be going from shack to shack, from stone to stone.” The group wore Singabalapha T-shirts with the slogan “Forcefully taken shall be forcefully returned”. They began ...

8 October 2019 | ARTICLE

Occupiers of old age home try to raise funds to get to Supreme Court

Evicted residents sleeping outside waiting for alternative accommodation

The strip of grass outside Arcadia Place is lined with mattresses and blankets and an array of people’s belongings, clothing and food. A group of occupiers, called Singabalapha or “we belong here”, ar...

1 October 2019 | ARTICLE

Township residents occupy city old age home

CPOA says it intended to upgrade Observatory building, but new residents say they will not move

A large group of backyarders and shack-dwellers from different Cape Town townships, who call themselves Singabalapha or “we belong here”, have occupied a vacant property that belongs to the Cape Penin...