Families vacate land at owner’s request, only to be moved off new land too

City of Cape Town demolished the shacks and confiscated the material of 13 families who had moved from private land

By Buziwe Nocuze - 24 June 2020

“This is not a land grab. We are taking back what belongs to us”

Hundreds of people in Midvaal occupy private land

By Kimberly Mutandiro - 23 June 2020

Doornbach residents resist Covid-19 relocation plan

About 1,500 Dunoon families are to be moved to Winning Way

By Peter Luhanga - 23 June 2020

Dunoon ward councillor’s office petrol bombed

Land occupation blamed for arson attack

By Peter Luhanga - 19 June 2020

Flooded shack dwellers occupy dry private land

Residents of Waterfront informal settlement want to move to Philippi Village property

Text by Tariro Washinyira. Photos by Ashraf Hendricks. - 11 June 2020

20 years later, Eastern Cape community wins right to its land

Supreme Court of Appeal upholds landmark decision

By Ohene Yaw Ampofo-Anti - 10 June 2020

Homeless protesters disrupt Khayelitsha Magistrate’s Court

If the City of Cape Town can demolish shacks during the lockdown, what is stopping us from evicting tenants? asks backyarder’s landlord

By Buziwe Nocuze - 3 June 2020

Mounting pressure on families holding out against coal mine expansion

“We know that if we are not here, our house will be burnt down”

By Fred Kockott and Matthew Hattingh - 3 June 2020

Dunoon explodes after shacks demolished

Former backyarders torch vehicles

By Peter Luhanga - 2 June 2020
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Sleepless nights for Empolweni homeless

After their shacks were demolished during the lockdown, families have been left in dire straits and at the mercy of criminals

By Vincent Lali - 30 April 2020
Photo of man in front of his demolished shack

Shacks demolished in Cato Manor

“We have every right to the land and even have a court interdict protecting us from demolitions” says resident

By Nokulunga Majola - 23 April 2020
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Covid-19: 1,500 Dunoon residents to be moved by July

“We don’t want any more delays,” says Minister Sisulu

By Peter Luhanga - 22 April 2020
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Shack dwellers win court victory against City of Cape Town

Empolweni residents whose shacks were demolished during the lockdown can return to the land and rebuild

By James Stent - 17 April 2020
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Covid-19: People seek shelter at church after City demolishes shacks in Khayelitsha

Residents say they are unable to rebuild their shacks and unable to return to their former backyards

By Vincent Lali - 15 April 2020
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Covid-19: Shackdwellers lose court case to stop demolitions

“Covid-19 does not mean that there must be a holiday in respecting the laws of the country” says Durban mayor

By Tania Broughton and Nokulunga Majola - 8 April 2020
Photo: Brian Turner via Flickr (CC BY 2.0)

Communities clash over future of Fish River Sun land

AmaZizi and Prudhoe communities dispute colonial and apartheid history

By Ohene Yaw Ampofo-Anti - 2 April 2020