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In photos: Standoff between police and occupiers of Cape Town nature reserve

This is an especially large occupation

By Brenton Geach - 24 July 2020

Two schools torched in protest for land

“They are threatening our future. This year is already hard with Covid-19” says matric student

By Peter Luhanga - 23 July 2020

79-year-old in housing occupation faces eviction

Only 54 houses built in six years instead of 600 in Nigel housing project

By Kimberly Mutandiro - 22 July 2020

“We are the rightful owners of these houses” say occupiers

City of Cape Town says they are jeopardising the allocation of houses to elderly beneficiaries

By Buziwe Nocuze - 22 July 2020

Burning of clinic: suspects in court

Mayor says some services suspended after “wanton acts of vandalism”

By Vincent Lali - 21 July 2020

“I wish the government could allow us to stay here”

Eskom withdraws services to Khayelitsha after vehicles stoned and torched during land occupation

By Vincent Lali - 21 July 2020

Mob burns Covid-19 facility and community hall

Ward councillor’s family moved to safehouse after their home was also attacked

By Vincent Lali - 20 July 2020

Community leader shot in escalating electricity battle

Attempts by SAPS and municipality to intervene have not yet reduced tension

By Mkhuseli Sizani - 20 July 2020

Marikana residents cry out for flood relief

City says it has received over 60,000 requests for plastic sheeting from the area

By Buziwe Nocuze - 20 July 2020

“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