Articles for Tsoanelo Sefoloko

Pietermaritzburg shack dwellers have been relocated to flats. But some can’t afford the rent

And some residents expressed joy at living in a brick and mortar home


Brief | 27 November 2023

Protest by people left homeless by Durban fire

Human settlements MEC promised them building materials


Brief | 22 November 2023

Hundreds homeless after shack fire rips through Durban settlement

MEC for Human Settlements promises to fast-track assistance


Brief | 17 November 2023

Hundreds march to the City Hall in Durban demanding jobs

Retrenched Public Employment Programme (PEP) workers want to be reinstated by eThekwini municipality


Brief | 16 November 2023

Durban residents, dumped for 2010 world cup, protest

They were told in 2009 their temporary accommodation was only for six months


Brief | 13 November 2023

Protesters storm Durban City Hall

Presidential Employment Programme workers received SMSes on Sunday stating that the programme was suspended due to a lack of funds


Brief | 2 November 2023

Durban families have been living in this “transit camp” for 15 years, and now their homes are falling apart

They say eThekwini municipality promised that their stay would only be for 6 months, but they’re still there


News | 1 November 2023

Hundreds march in the rain in Durban to demand municipal jobs

The workers also want the eThekwini municipality to pay them on a higher salary scale


Brief | 31 October 2023

Over 100 grannies march in Durban to demand better healthcare and housing

This follows a three-day conference that brought together grandmothers from across the country


Brief | 27 October 2023

Richmond land occupiers given refuge in preschool

The eThekwini municipality repeatedly demolishes their shacks located near a river


Brief | 26 October 2023

Government flats falling apart, say Wentworth residents

EThekwini municipality to assess buildings’ conditions next week


News | 24 October 2023

KZN teachers march for safety at schools

“Some of our colleagues have been brutally murdered while at the workplace”


Brief | 13 October 2023

eThekwini land occupiers claim officials attacked them without warning

The municipality claims it faced violent resistance when it was carrying out shack demolitions


News | 13 October 2023

Transit camp for fire victims burns down in Durban

60 families left homeless after a fire in Foreman informal settlement on Sunday


Brief | 10 October 2023

Grant beneficiaries queue at ATMs as KZN post offices run out of cash

“In the 90s, the Post Office was reliable but now it seems as if everything is falling apart,” says KwaMashu pensioner


Brief | 5 October 2023

Two people arrested during toilet protest in Durban

Informal settlement families say they only have five mobile toilets for over 400 shacks


Brief | 3 October 2023