LAND

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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
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Expropriation Bill: it’s rural black people who are most at risk

Vulnerable communities have lost their land to the state and mining companies in the past decade

By Wilmien Wicomb - 21 February 2019
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Farmers, miners and immigrants battle for land at old Vlakfontein mine

Moses Skosana has no title deed although he has been farming on the old mine compound for eight years

By Kimberly Mutandiro - 19 February 2019

Farm workers march to stop evictions

“We farm workers want to use the agricultural land to provide for our families”

By Vincent Lali - 11 February 2019
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Living on a dam wall

Shack dwellers in Dunoon have occupied the edge of a dam

By Peter Luhanga - 8 February 2019
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Court gives Hermanus occupiers till June to oppose eviction

Over 4,000 people now occupy privately owned land in Schulphoek

By Thembela Ntongana - 5 February 2019
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Mushroomville waste pickers avoid eviction, for now

“It’s not an easy life but I have to do it to support my family back home”

By Zoë Postman - 4 February 2019
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Tensions over land in picturesque Cape village

Greyton residents caught in the middle of a political battle

By Lucas Nowicki - 21 January 2019
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Housing activists remove their shacks from inner city prime land

Court order brings housing protest in Cape Town CBD to an abrupt end on Tuesday night

By Daneel Knoetze - 5 December 2018
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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