HOMELESS

Law enforcement officer charged with murder after homeless man shot

Accused released on bail of R1,000

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Brief | 11 January 2022

Scathing report released on Cape Town’s homeless policies

The more than 400-page report was compiled by The Inkathalo Conversations and commissioned by the City in 2020

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News | 4 November 2021

Police use stun grenades to break up Cape Town housing protest

This followed a raid of the Woodstock Hospital occupation earlier on Friday

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News | 15 October 2021

Cape Town centre offers a hot meal and a vaccine to homeless people

“We wanted to create a welcoming and safe space with a meal where people could have access to the vaccine if they choose” says U-Turn’s director Jean-Ray Knighton-Fitt

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News | 13 September 2021

“We don’t know what a vaccine is because no one has ever explained it to us” says homeless man

The Eastern Cape health department says it is hiring more staff to help register people for the Covid-19 vaccine

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News | 7 June 2021

Homeless shelter battles on as donations shrink during pandemic

OWL shelter hopes to benefit from Western Cape government plan to fund an additional 1,000 beds in the province

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News | 31 March 2021

Court slams City of Cape Town for barring access to homeless camp

Judge Desai found that South African Human Rights Commission monitors trying to enter the site were acting lawfully

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Law | 17 March 2021

“Not everything that came out of this Covid-19 situation was bad”

Some homeless people in Durban have reunited with their families because of the City’s lockdown programme

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News | 12 October 2020

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”

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Right to reply | 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

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Opinion | 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

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News | 26 August 2020

Homeless people in lockdown complete computer training

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

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News | 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

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News | 22 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

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News | 10 June 2020

Judgment on Strandfontein camp case reserved

City of Cape Town and SAHRC dispute legal costs

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Law | 10 June 2020