LAND

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ANC members accused of selling land for illegal occupation

Angered community leader responds by selling sites for just R1

By Kimberly Mutandiro - 27 March 2020
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Judge bars lawyers from collecting fees for “vexatious” land claim case

For years, law firm Sinama and Associates pursued a land claim with “no shred of evidence”, ending in a loss for the claimants

By Tania Broughton - 18 March 2020
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Community leaders warn of violence and conflict over land in Port Elizabeth

Residents of two informal settlements and a backyarder group are at each other’s throats over allocation of serviced sites

By Mkhuseli Sizani - 4 March 2020
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Activists occupy Rondebosch Golf Course, demand land redistribution

“We will come back to build our shacks here”

By Tariro Washinyira - 29 February 2020
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Khayelitsha shack dwellers block busy road

Protesters want serviced sites but City of Cape Town says shacks were illegally erected on its land

By Vincent Lali - 25 February 2020
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Abahlali marches in support of land expropriation

“We want government to give us title deeds for the land that we are already occupying”

By Nokulunga Majola - 24 February 2020
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Heritage Western Cape slams River Club development plan

The area along the Liesbeek is recognised as a sacred space, says HWC

By Steve Kretzmann - 19 February 2020
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Support for property developer angers Khoi leadership

A statement claiming First Nations support for River Club development is rejected by tribal authorities

By Steve Kretzmann - 7 February 2020
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Fierce battle over future of landmark Cape Town site

Developers and government manoeuvre to realise ten-storey buildings at River Club, while Khoi organisations fight for land they say is sacred

By Steve Kretzmann - 27 November 2019
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Eleventh-hour delay in court case involving King Goodwill Zwelithini

Zulu royal land trust is accused of “extorting” millions from rural residents

By Tony Carnie - 20 November 2019
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“We didn’t ask for much” – seven years after the De Doorns uprising

“We are getting to a point where we will definitely see another strike soon”

By Barbara Maregele - 11 November 2019
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Land occupation named after Mayor Bobani erupts in protests

“He said we can rebuild our shacks and live here. He promised to give us toilets, water and electricity”

By Mkhuseli Sizani - 29 October 2019
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Occupations are the tool to hold government to account, say housing activists

Reclaim The City holds AGM

By Aisha Abdool Karim - 21 October 2019
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Khayelitsha land occupation grows under cover of darkness

About 400 families now live in Zweledinga says community leader

By Vincent Lali - 17 October 2019
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“Illegal and criminal” demolitions in Durban, say shack dwellers

“This was a new invasion and the people had not settled there. No court order was required,” says City

By Musa Binda - 16 October 2019
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Bonteheuwel women fight auction of their garden

Residents say they weren’t consulted about the sale, while city councillor encourages them to bid for the property

By Sandisiwe Shoba - 17 September 2019