Family “dumped” in Wellington can’t travel to work and school

They were forcibly evicted from their home on a farm in Paarl where they lived for 23 years

By Liezl Human - 27 October 2020

20 shacks ignited in five minutes in experiment

University fire engineering research shows that fire-resistant paint does not work

By Elsabé Brits - 12 October 2020

Campaigns failing to stop farm evictions, say civil society organisations

Webinar highlights plight of women on farms, calls on President to honour promise

By Marecia Damons - 5 August 2020

“We lived better on the farms” says evictee

Families tell of hardship since being relocated from a farm to an informal settlement in Wellington

By Liezl Human - 10 July 2020

Covid-19: Sanitation is a struggle in Kleinbegin in the winelands

People in Tulbagh informal settlement demand water tanks

By Marecia Damons - 19 May 2020
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Fruit packhouse continues operations after Covid-19 scare

Department of Health acted swiftly in screening and testing at fruit packhouse

By Liezl Human - 24 April 2020
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Covid-19: Safety ramped up at Ceres fruit packhouse as employee tests positive

Rush to screen workers from Nduli in Ceres where first case was logged this week

By Liezl Human - 16 April 2020
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Family facing eviction rejects municipality’s Wendy house

Court document shows that house was supposed to be “a standard two bedroom brick and mortar structure with indoor sanitation facilities”

By Liezl Human - 6 April 2020
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Covid-19: “People thought it was a normal holiday” says Boland community activist

Daily challenges, such as access to water, just got bigger in rural Western Cape

By Barbara Maregele - 31 March 2020
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Women march against evictions in Drakenstein

“Share the land with those who work on it”

By Liezl Human - 6 March 2020
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Charges against Women on Farms director withdrawn

Colette Solomon was arrested during an anti-eviction protest

By Barbara Maregele - 27 February 2020

Farm worker challenges authorities in court over housing

Municipality and province accused of not meeting constitutional obligations

By Barbara Maregele - 20 February 2020

Residents to take municipality to court over water meters

Witzenberg municipality accused of denying indigent grants to residents who refuse to install water management devices

By Barbara Maregele - 12 February 2020
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Water meters make life harder for poor people, say Ceres residents

Witzenberg Municipality’s installation plan hits opposition

By Barbara Maregele - 15 October 2019
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Skwatsha agrees not to move more families onto Stellenbosch farm

Court to rule on status of Die Akker evictees next month

By Vincent Lali and GroundUp Staff - 20 September 2019
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Oak Valley: employers and employees argue over court jurisdiction

Workers want their plea for better housing heard in the Equality Court

By Tariro Washinyira - 17 September 2019