LAND

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Major precedent set for communities affected by mining

Constitutional Court judge quotes Fanon: to “strip someone of their source of livelihood, then you strip them of their dignity too”

By Kim Reynolds - 26 October 2018
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Cape Town City Council delays decision on social housing project

“The decision today is unjustifiable. Council is a total and utter shambles,” says housing activist

By Aidan Jones - 25 October 2018
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Land occupiers in Philippi want City to buy Oasis land

Oasis Crescent Property mum on future of occupation

By Bernard Chiguvare - 19 October 2018
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Villagers battle princess over land

Ward councillor condemns actions of Princess Nomaxhosa Jongilanga after shacks demolished

By Chris Gilili - 15 October 2018
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After mass demolitions land occupiers return to Wallacedene

Family that was lawfully living on the land, but pushed out by occupiers, now lives in an Open Kadett.

By Vincent Lali - 11 October 2018
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No land, no vote, say residents of Freedom Park

“As old as l am, l do not have a house. If l die today my children will not have a home.”

By Kimberly Mutandiro - 9 October 2018
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Wallacedene shack dwellers close down housing project

City of Cape Town says project should not target one specific community only

By Vincent Lali - 9 October 2018
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Shack dwellers protest against assassinations

At least 16 activists aligned to Abahlali baseMjondolo have been killed since 2013

By Nomfundo Xolo and Thembela Ntongana - 8 October 2018
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They were forcibly removed under apartheid. Now they want their land back. But it’s occupied.

And a planned mega-housing project also stands in their way

By Kimberly Mutandiro - 8 October 2018
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City demolishes hundreds of shacks in Wallacedene

Anger spills over after evictions; families and clinic attacked

By Vincent Lali - 5 October 2018
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Renewed effort to occupy land in Wallacedene

SANCO has come out in support of the land occupation

By Vincent Lali - 28 September 2018
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City misses deadline on Masiphumelele land

Community wants land for relocation of wetland shacks and a development plan as agreed last year

By Thembela Ntongana - 26 September 2018
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Residents of Marikana informal settlement left in the dark

A year after High Court ordered City of Cape Town to buy the land but the matter is still in court

By Mary-Anne Gontsana - 21 September 2018
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110 families in Mfuleni have no taps, toilets, electricity or even rubbish bin bags

“Government never told us where we should live after we had to move out”

By Vincent Lali - 18 September 2018
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End corruption and nepotism in land redistribution, protesters tell government

“If we don’t get the land back, we won’t allow the general elections to happen”

By Vincent Lali - 12 September 2018
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Civil servant goes to prison for stealing farm

Case highlights extent to which corrupt officials easily manipulate the land reform process

By Fred Kockott and Thabiso Goba - 11 September 2018