Homeless

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

Homeless sleep outside “incomplete” City shelter

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

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News | 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

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Brief | 25 May 2020

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

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News | 1 May 2020

Amendments to City of Cape Town by-law: are they constitutional?

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

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Analysis | 30 April 2020

Covid-19: Strandfontein site for homeless to be closed, says councillor

Email reveals plan to close it on Thursday

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News | 29 April 2020

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

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Interview | 24 April 2020

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

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Brief | 20 April 2020

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

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News | 17 April 2020

Homeless people ask judge to find Dan Plato and JP Smith in contempt of court

They allege that City of Cape Town officials have confiscated their private property in violation of a court order

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Law | 20 September 2019