LAND

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Minister promises to finalise District Six restitution plan in August

Two decades later, District Six claimants still have no idea when they’re going to receive restitution

By Kristine Liao - 17 May 2019
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Buy or expropriate the land, Marikana shack dwellers tell City

“In a big and beautiful city like Cape Town I don’t expect this kind of life”

By Tariro Washinyira - 24 April 2019
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Evicted families stuck in Paarl caravan park for a year

Municipality says its emergency housing project was halted by community resistance

By Barbara Maregele - 24 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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Immigrant-owned shops ransacked in Strand

Residents blame land occupiers, but occupiers deny involvement

By Velani Ludidi - 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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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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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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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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Living just metres from a railway line

Small community says they are terrorised by criminals and police

By Yamkela Ntshongwana - 28 March 2019
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Cape Town shack dwellers march for RDP houses

“As long as each family has a tap, a toilet, and a box of electricity, we will be happy.”

By Vincent Lali - 15 March 2019
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Ten eviction attempts but land occupiers rebuild in Tembisa

“I was in shock. I didn’t expect them to be so brutal”

By Zoë Postman - 15 March 2019
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Mayor of Nelson Mandela Bay says hands off Uitenhage land occupation

Over 200 shacks erected in Khayelitsha with ward councillor’s support

By Thamsanqa Mbovane - 1 March 2019
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20,000 people at risk of eviction on Drakenstein farms

“We aren’t going anywhere!” says resident

By Barbara Maregele - 1 March 2019
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Picket against Traditional and Khoi-San Leadership Bill

This bill does not include the people, says Land Access Movement

By Mary-Anne Gontsana - 27 February 2019
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Land alone is not enough

If municipalities fail to supply services, communities cannot properly use their land

By Lee-Anne Bruce and Sithuthukile Mkhize - 25 February 2019