A year after a devastating fire, displaced Masiphumelele families are fed-up with their poor housing conditions

Malusi Booi commits to start building permanent houses before end of 2022


News | 20 January 2022

Young George flood victims miss first day of school

Fundiswa Neti can’t afford to replace her children’s lost uniforms


News | 19 January 2022

Watch: Half-a-century later, these apartheid victims have got their land back

Removed in the 1960s, the Bakubung clan have finalised the list of beneficiaries of their land claim


Video | 18 January 2022

Memorial held for Dumisani Joxo who was killed, allegedly by a Cape Town officer

Joxo, a homeless man, was shot on 9 January 2022


News | 14 January 2022

Alexandra’s residents clean up township

Government welcomes community forum’s effort


Brief | 15 December 2021

Shack dwellers demolish unoccupied shacks themselves

Khayelitsha task team is also trying to drain off sewage water


News | 10 December 2021

Deadline looms for families facing eviction from police safehouses

“Where are we going to go? Back to the community where police are treated like dogs?”


News | 10 December 2021

Limpopo woman says she was inside her shack when the municipality bulldozed it

“I rushed inside and the whole shack fell on me” says Josephine Msiza


Brief | 9 December 2021

Constitutional Court refuses damages to Ekurhuleni shack dwellers

Majority of judges say damages cannot be awarded to enforce socio-economic rights


Law | 7 December 2021

Backyarders occupy houses in Cape Town

City has “ejected” them and laid criminal charges


News | 7 December 2021

Children die in devastating Kraaifontein shack fire

Family pleads for help to bury Akhanani and Ayola Bulani


Brief | 6 December 2021

Families struggle to rebuild their homes after Khayelitsha fire

“People were crying, some were running up and down, and others just stood there in shock” says fire victim


Brief | 2 December 2021

Immigrants left out of Tshwane metro plans to relocate shack dwellers

“I have no idea where my family and I will go” says Zimbabwean man living in Pretoria informal settlement


News | 1 December 2021

Delft landlords battle as power outages chase tenants away

Eskom says illegal electricity connections and vandalism in Delft alone have cost it about R10 million since April


News | 30 November 2021

Court grants PRASA another eight months to relocate Cape Town Central Line shack dwellers

Eerste River residents opposing relocation near their community partly to blame for delay says PRASA


News | 26 November 2021

Philippi informal settlement residents say they are the “forgotten” community of Cape Town

The City says it is unable to assist because their shacks are on private land


News | 23 November 2021