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Strand property owners protest against land occupation

Dispute over future of SANRAL land

By Velani Ludidi - 19 April 2019
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JHB manager tells SAHRC of difficulties developing Alexandra

Inquiry follows spate of protests in township

By Zoë Postman - 19 April 2019
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Housing list sparks protests in East London

Police use tear gas and rubber bullets to quell two days of demonstrations in Nompumelelo township

By Nombulelo Damba-Hendrik - 18 April 2019
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Evicted family spend three weeks on R44 roadside

“They are unemployed and in desperate need of funding so they can buy food”

By Barbara Maregele - 17 April 2019
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Families left in shipping containers for 12 years

22 Langa families were moved out for a hostel upgrade in 2006

By Ella Ndongeni - 17 April 2019
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Communicare leadership cleared of corruption allegations

Social housing company releases findings of investigation and dismisses staff members

By Kristine Liao - 12 April 2019
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First shacks demolished in Strand land occupation

Land occupiers clash with Red Ants and police

By Velani Ludidi - 11 April 2019
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Delft shack dwellers march to Madikizela’s office to demand houses

Tsunami residents say promises have not been kept by the Western Cape MEC for Human Settlements

By Vincent Lali - 10 April 2019
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Land occupiers apply for interdict against Ekurhuleni metro police

“The court will see who is lying and who is telling the truth”

By Zoë Postman - 9 April 2019
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Politicians have failed us, say Alexandra residents

Ramaphosa, Mashaba to visit township after protests

By Zoë Postman - 9 April 2019
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New land occupation starts in Strand

Private land owned by construction company has stood vacant for over a decade

By Velani Ludidi - 8 April 2019
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City ordered to compensate homeless for destruction of their possessions

Court found Johannesburg Metro police violated homeless people’s constitutional rights to dignity and privacy

By Ohene Yaw Ampofo-Anti - 8 April 2019
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Railway line occupied as rapid Philippi informal settlement grows

Over 1,000 new shacks in Eyadini spread over PRASA land

By Vincent Lali - 5 April 2019
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SANDF unlawfully evicted people. It is now trying to move them to tents

Marievale residents say they would rather stay in their shacks

By Kimberly Mutandiro - 4 April 2019
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Man with disability has waited 11 years for temporary accommodation

Councillor says temporary housing was given to people who did not need it

By Nombulelo Damba-Hendrik - 4 April 2019
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Alexandra shut down as residents take to the streets

Protesters complain about overcrowding and problems with water and electricity

By Zoë Postman - 3 April 2019