LAND

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Old Brakpan residents, removed under apartheid, demand land

“The houses we were allocated in Tsakane are low in value compared to land in Brakpan … It is only fair that we are returned”

By Kimberly Mutandiro - 16 July 2019
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“The black poor majority on farms are feeling the rot of this system”

Farm workers and farm dwellers protest to demand rural reforms

By Joseph Chirume - 12 July 2019
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PE residents stop street works to demand jobs

Municipality condemns disruption of service

By Thamsanqa Mbovane - 12 July 2019
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GROUNDVIEW: Cape Town property deal needs independent investigation

Growthpoint’s explanation for Foreshore property sale is unconvincing, but the City has the hardest questions to answer

By GroundUp Editors - 11 July 2019
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Government’s multi-million rand filling station stands empty for years

Qamata chief vows it will not open until municipality acknowledges local land ownership

By Yamkela Ntshongwana - 11 July 2019
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Police and developers blame each other for unlawful eviction

Land occupiers in Mayfield intend to bring contempt of court action

By Zoë Postman - 10 July 2019
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No water, no toilets, no electricity in Qandu-qandu

Thousands in Khayelitsha informal settlement hope and wait for basic services

Text by Mary-Anne Gontsana. Photos by Masixole Feni. - 1 July 2019
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Shack dwellers’ homes demolished and possessions burnt

Land occupiers to take eThekwini Municipality to court for “criminal” act

By Musa Binda - 14 June 2019
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Residents want City to speed up housing plans in Strand

Evicted land occupiers have been staying in community halls, which means many social grant recipients have had to spend much more money on transport to get their grants at alternative venues

By Velani Ludidi - 29 May 2019
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Farm workers march to Constitutional Court over land and working conditions

“We want to have our own piece of land so that we can do something for ourselves like growing gardens or sheep farming”

By Zoë Postman - 24 May 2019
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Dunoon land occupiers club together to pay for lawyer

Evicted eight times from private land

By Peter Luhanga - 22 May 2019
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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