HOUSING

“We want evictees back” says Mfuleni community leader

City says it will continue preventing the illegal occupation of its temporary houses

By Vincent Lali - 16 July 2020

Watch how Cape Town rain left a neighbourhood under water

Zwelitsha homes were flooded when Diep River burst its banks

By Peter Luhanga - 16 July 2020

Gugulethu residents protest over incomplete housing project

“If we sit back and wait for the City then we might not get our houses” says backyarder

By Buziwe Nocuze - 16 July 2020

Judge orders City of Cape Town to rebuild Hangberg home

Judge Salie-Hlophe says the City “acted unlawfully”

By James Stent - 15 July 2020

Massive new land occupation on Cape Nature land in Mfuleni

Some families say they were displaced by flooding

By Vincent Lali - 14 July 2020

With no toilet, Wallacedene man has to watch over his mother-in-law while she uses a field

City of Cape Town says it recently delivered chemical toilets and standpipes will soon be installed

By Vincent Lali - 14 July 2020

“Mfuleni residents are tired of seeing the City relocate residents from other townships”

City has condemned the occupation of its Bosasa housing project

By Vincent Lali - 13 July 2020

Overcrowded Bobani Village will soon get toilets

Some residents fear 846 communal toilets won’t be enough for over 3,000 shacks

By Thamsanqa Mbovane - 13 July 2020

Cape storm leaves hundreds without “toilets”

“Flood victims now shit in buckets inside their shacks and empty them into the dam. I do the same.”

By Vincent Lali - 13 July 2020

“Empty promises by housing officials” trigger protests in Despatch

“It is easy for this government to shoot at us when we protest. But it is difficult to give us the houses we were promised since 2015”

By Mkhuseli Sizani - 13 July 2020

Homes demolished as storm hits Cape Town

Five shacks in Vrygrond were demolished on a rainy Thursday afternoon

By Lucas Nowicki - 11 July 2020

In photos: Storm causes flooding in Cape Town

The City’s Disaster Risk Management says flood kits, sand and milling will be provided to affected informal settlements

By Peter Luhanga and Buziwe Nocuze - 10 July 2020

“We lived better on the farms” says evictee

Families tell of hardship since being relocated from a farm to an informal settlement in Wellington

By Liezl Human - 10 July 2020

Bulelani Qolani: What happened before he was dragged naked from his shack?

We have reviewed videos and interviewed witnesses

By Vincent Lali and James Stent - 9 July 2020

Shacks demolished for fourth time in Tembisa since lockdown eased

Burning of materials shows heavy handedness and violence by metro police, says lawyer

By Zoë Postman - 9 July 2020

Land occupation in Midvaal the work of a criminal syndicate, says City

Walkerville “Big Six” say land must be taken from whites and given to black people

By Kimberly Mutandiro - 9 July 2020