LAND

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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
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Sportsfield now a new informal settlement

Over 300 households are making a life for themselves in newly-named Ekupholeni

By Peter Luhanga - 10 September 2018
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Expropriation from the poor

Reblocking of informal settlements can be development in reverse, argues Jared Sacks

By Jared Sacks - 6 September 2018
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Maiden’s Cove development under fire

The matter is now before the courts

By Sophia Wilhelm - 4 September 2018
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Land occupiers caught in battle between private landowner and tribal council

Ten homes bulldozed in Verulam north of Durban

By Nokulunga Majola - 30 August 2018
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Showdown over land occupation in Brakpan looms

Eviction order is in place says councillor, but occupiers vow to resist

By Kimberly Mutandiro - 30 August 2018
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Qadi Tribal Council defies City in land occupation

eThekwini land invasion unit used rubber bullets on people who bought plots from the tribal council

By Nokulunga Majola - 23 August 2018
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Land occupiers raise funds for fire victim, water installations, gravel roads

City of Cape Town criticises illegal water connections at Khayelitsha land occupation

By Vincent Lali - 20 August 2018
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Land occupiers in Mthatha won’t move until they get houses

Municipality says the vacant land is earmarked for a “major development”

By Kwanele Mketeni - 20 August 2018
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Uitenhage housing protest ends in land occupation

“It pains me when you burn tar roads while you demand new ones” councillor tells protesters

By Thamsanqa Mbovane - 6 August 2018

Tembisa land occupiers accuse police of brutality

City says it is committed to building houses on the land

By Nation Nyoka - 3 August 2018

PAC denies trading land for membership

The party is in talks with the municipality over a land occupation in Tembisa

By Nation Nyoka - 3 August 2018
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I was naked when officials burst into my shack

City of Cape Town demolishes shacks in Nkandla

By Vincent Lali - 23 July 2018