Articles for James Stent

Evictions: When is a shack occupied and when is it not?

The battle to find out which criteria are used by the City of Cape Town


News | 22 May 2020

New HIV prevention injection shown to be very effective

“Cabotegravir dosed every two months can successfully reduce HIV acquisition in at-risk MSM and transgender women”


News | 18 May 2020

Strandfontein closes but concern after former resident tests positive for Covid-19

Woman tests positive after leaving City camp for homeless residents


News | 14 May 2020

New policies clarify who must pay for Covid-19 tests

Some hospitals expect patients coming in for surgery or dialysis to pay for their own tests


News | 14 May 2020

Covid-19: Medical schemes provide little aid for cash-strapped members

If you have lost your income due to the lockdown, your options are limited


News | 7 May 2020

Covid-19: City of Cape Town rebuffs SAMWU claims of 9 officers testing positive

Two officers who tested positive had no contact with homeless people at Strandfontein camp


Brief | 2 May 2020

Covid-19 concerns at homeless camp after officers test positive

Up to a week after being tested, dozens of people staying at the City of Cape Town’s Strandontein camp don’t have their results

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News | 1 May 2020

Covid-19: Strandfontein site for homeless to be closed, says councillor

Email reveals plan to close it on Thursday


News | 29 April 2020

Covid-19: Homeless immigrants say they were rounded up by officials, driven around and dumped

City of Cape Town says homeless people were consulted, but they deny this


News | 20 April 2020

Shack dwellers win court victory against City of Cape Town

Empolweni residents whose shacks were demolished during the lockdown can return to the land and rebuild


Brief | 17 April 2020

Covid-19: Global experts suggest plan for informal settlements

Basic income, food support, and an evictions freeze


News | 17 April 2020

Covid-19: Cape Town’s homeless camp: some answers, more questions

City aims to keep 2,000 people at Strandfontein site

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News | 10 April 2020

Covid-19: Doctors released from isolation in Limpopo TB hospital

This follows widespread criticism of MEC Phophi Ramathuba


Brief | 9 April 2020

Covid-19: City of Cape Town and national government bicker over housing of refugees

City claims Bellville site is not compliant with anti-virus regulations


News | 8 April 2020

Covid-19: Police use rubber bullets to stop homeless people leaving camp

Street people claim they are not being fed and they were deceived about conditions

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News | 7 April 2020

After the storm: protesting refugees settle in to marquee life

No city, province, or national officials at site

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News | 3 April 2020