Washiela Baeers cleans her 6 month old son Waseem. Baeers has been a resident of Blikkiesdorp for 10 years. She said that it was nice staying in the church because "I can sleep tonight". Baeers didn't

Residents expelled from Blikkiesdorp amidst racial tensions

Over 20 people have sought shelter in the Methodist Church in central Cape Town

By Mary-Anne Gontsana and Ashraf Hendricks - 11 October 2018
Photo of children playing on a hill just outside Blikkiesdorp, a temporary relocation area (TRA) found about 25km's from Cape Town’s city centre

Blikkiesdorp residents frustrated by housing delays

City councillor estimates new RDP homes will be completed in two years

Text by Vincent Lali. Photos by Ashraf Hendricks. - 29 June 2018
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No one must be left behind, says Blikkiesdorp committee

Residents support serviced sites in addition to houses on new land

By Ashleigh Furlong - 6 March 2017
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City offers Blikkiesdorp residents fraction of houses needed

Uncertain future for those who were expecting houses

By Ashleigh Furlong - 10 June 2016
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Blikkiesdorp residents hopeful after meeting with mayor

City commits to providing land for “qualified beneficiaries”

By Ashleigh Furlong - 20 May 2016
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Blikkiesdorp swelters in 33 degree heat

Residents battle blazing sun and mosquitoes

By Bernard Chiguvare - 20 January 2016

Blikkiesdorp residents care for their animals despite challenges

Residents of Blikkiesdorp work hard to give their animals a good life, gathering with their pets to receive basic vet care, food and advice from volunteers at Tin Can Town animal rescue organisation.

By Tarryn Saunders - 15 January 2016