HOMELESS

Councillor defends Cape Town’s record on homeless people

“Cape Town sprang into action, reaching roughly double the number of homeless persons compared to the whole of Gauteng”

By Zahid Badroodien - 11 September 2020

Cape Town’s approach to homeless people is cruel and expensive

It would have been more affordable to offer people decent accommodation than the Strandfontein camp

By Brett Herron - 1 September 2020

Why don’t more homeless people go to shelters?

Most are full, say homeless people in response to City of Cape Town

By James Stent - 26 August 2020

Homeless people in lockdown complete computer training

Organisation says graduates can get typing jobs or work at an internet cafe

By Nokulunga Majola - 3 July 2020

Community Chest houses homeless group in its office for winter

City of Cape Town says Culemborg shelter will be completed by end of June

By Lucas Nowicki and James Stent - 22 June 2020

City councillor Zahid Badroodien says there’s room for homeless people in Cape Town’s shelters. But our investigation found very few empty places

GroundUp contacted shelters across the city

By James Stent - 17 June 2020

City of Cape Town takes down tents erected by Observatory resident for homeless

The marquees were set up on City land without its permission

By Ashraf Hendricks - 10 June 2020

Judgment on Strandfontein camp case reserved

City of Cape Town and SAHRC dispute legal costs

By James Stent - 10 June 2020

Homeless sleep outside “incomplete” City shelter

City says group living outside the Culemborg shelter site is hampering its completion

By Lucas Nowicki and James Stent - 5 June 2020

Strandfontein homeless site closes

City says Culemborg site will accommodate 96 of the estimated 180 homeless people now living under the overpass

By James Stent and Lucas Nowicki - 25 May 2020
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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

By James Stent and Lucas Nowicki - 1 May 2020
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Amendments to City of Cape Town by-law: are they constitutional?

Proposed amendments would allow officials to conduct search and seizure without a warrant

By Ohene Yaw Ampofo-Anti - 30 April 2020
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Covid-19: Strandfontein site for homeless to be closed, says councillor

Email reveals plan to close it on Thursday

By James Stent - 29 April 2020
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Covid-19 lockdown bridges social divide for Durban’s homeless

Raymond Perrier of the Denis Hurley Centre says it took three days to achieve what NGOs had been trying to do for three years

By Tania Broughton - 24 April 2020
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Covid-19: Lockdown affords homeless shelter in Louis Trichardt

Shelter came as a relief, says a 23-year-old, who used to sleep at a car wash

By Bernard Chiguvare - 20 April 2020
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Covid-19: Homeless in PE ask what will happen after the lockdown is lifted

“We can’t just let them go back to the streets like that” says social development MEC

By Joseph Chirume - 17 April 2020