HOUSING

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Covid-19: Cape Town’s homeless camp: some answers, more questions

City aims to keep 2,000 people at Strandfontein site

Text by James Stent. Photos by Ashraf Hendricks. - 10 April 2020
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Covid-19: Homeless, unemployed and stuck in South Africa

Limpopo moves people living on the streets into shelters

By Bernard Chiguvare - 8 April 2020
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Covid-19: Shackdwellers lose court case to stop demolitions

“Covid-19 does not mean that there must be a holiday in respecting the laws of the country” says Durban mayor

By Tania Broughton and Nokulunga Majola - 8 April 2020
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Covid-19: Police use rubber bullets to stop homeless people leaving camp

Street people claim they are not being fed and they were deceived about conditions

By Lucas Nowicki and James Stent - 7 April 2020
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Covid-19: How can children wash their hands if they’re homeless? asks activist

Abahlali baseMjondolo Women’s League slams demolitions

By Nokulunga Majola - 7 April 2020
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Family facing eviction rejects municipality’s Wendy house

Court document shows that house was supposed to be “a standard two bedroom brick and mortar structure with indoor sanitation facilities”

By Liezl Human - 6 April 2020
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Covid-19: I wouldn’t go back to the streets says homeless man

Over 2,000 homeless people placed in shelters in Durban

By Nokulunga Majola - 6 April 2020
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Covid-19: Shack demolitions continue in Durban despite moratorium plea

Abahlali BaseMjondolo accuse eThekwini Municipality of using the lockdown to “wage a war” against the movement

By Nokulunga Majola - 3 April 2020
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Covid-19: “Look at him pretending to care” - cool welcome for mayor at Glebelands hostel

“Our rubbish has not been collected for four weeks. But the truck suddenly comes at the same time as the mayor today.”

By Tania Broughton - 2 April 2020
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“Staying safe from Covid-19 is a concern for those who have homes” says evicted occupier

Ekurhuleni Metropolitan Municipality says occupiers refused offer for alternative housing

By Kimberly Mutandiro - 1 April 2020
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Covid-19: eThekwini accused of defying ban on evictions

All evictions suspended by government

By Athalie Crawford and Nompendulo Ngubane - 30 March 2020
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Municipal officials suspended amid allegations of “selling RDP houses”

Residents still living in shacks are billed for houses they have never seen

By Kimberly Mutandiro - 30 March 2020
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Hundreds of incomplete RDP homes left to rot

National and provincial human settlements departments say NU29 housing project is responsibility of the municipality

By Joseph Chirume - 30 March 2020
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Covid-19: Homeless people in Muizenberg are afraid and anxious

“No one has talked to us about the virus. We don’t know what it can do to us. All we know is that you must wash your hands.”

By Lucas Nowicki - 27 March 2020
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ANC members accused of selling land for illegal occupation

Angered community leader responds by selling sites for just R1

By Kimberly Mutandiro - 27 March 2020
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Housing backlog exceeds half a million in Western Cape

City and Province’s housing demand drive adds 10,000 more to the database

By Mary-Anne Gontsana - 26 March 2020