Living in Covid village in Cape Town

City says occupation is illegal and it has no funds for such unplanned settlements


14 April 2021

Grandmother watched her 3-year-old grandson being electrocuted

The boy’s family believes his death could have been avoided had the Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality given them services


30 March 2021

Controversial Watsons’ wind farm approval overturned on review

The company has been given until 1 April to appeal against the decision by the Department of Environment


24 March 2021

Protesters shut down parts of Cape Town during peak hours

The City says it cannot accommodate new informal settlements in its current budget


23 March 2021

Shack dwellers clash over illegal electricity

Ward councillor and residents blame community leaders for allowing more people to move in, resulting in overcrowding


23 March 2021

Gqeberha communities march on councillor’s office

They say he is neglecting his duty but councillor believes actions against him are “politically motivated”


23 March 2021

Water protests rock Kimberley

About 500 residents from Phomolong protested on Wednesday morning by blocking the R31


5 March 2021

Butterworth residents promised houses in 2008 won’t see them any time soon

Formed in 1986, Yako informal settlement still has no services


26 February 2021

Cars and buses torched in electricity protest

Protesters accuse Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality of breaking its promises


22 February 2021

No water, no sanitation, no electricity, but for these families this is “Paradise”

Small Kommetjie community hoped to be left alone, but housing development planned on land


17 February 2021

Port Elizabeth shack dwellers block roads, demanding electricity

Residents had expected municipality to meet with them after violent protests two weeks ago


9 February 2021

Mother of five children killed by illegal electricity connection

Siyahlala informal settlement in Dunoon has never been electrified as it is on Transnet land


8 February 2021

Violence erupts over electricity in Port Elizabeth

Residents of informal settlement retaliate with stones after nearby homeowners cut illegal connections


27 January 2021

Shack dwellers disrupt water and electricity project in Uitenhage

The two projects are meant to benefit elderly, disabled and blind residents whose 500 informal structures are being built in the area


20 January 2021