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Judgment reserved in Cape Town eviction case

2 March 2022 | ARTICLE

By Mary-Anne Gontsana

...Singabalapha”- ‘We belong here’ - informal settlement. They originally occupied the Arcadia House old age home, owned by the Cape Peninsula Organisation for the Aged (CPOA) in May 2020. They were evic...

Police use stun grenades to break up Cape Town housing protest

15 October 2021 | ARTICLE

By Marecia Damons

...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...

Obs occupiers win interdict against City

8 October 2020 | ARTICLE

By Tania Broughton

...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...

Court orders City of Cape Town to leave Obs occupiers alone

21 May 2020 | ARTICLE

By Ashraf Hendricks

...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...

Arcadia Place: City of Cape Town moves against occupiers

20 May 2020 | ARTICLE

By Ashraf Hendricks

...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...

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

15 October 2019 | ARTICLE

By Aisha Abdool Karim

...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 ...

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

8 October 2019 | ARTICLE

By Aisha Abdool Karim

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...

Township residents occupy city old age home

1 October 2019 | ARTICLE

By Moira Levy and Ashraf Hendricks

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...