Land

City of Cape Town granted interdict against further unlawful occupation of District Six

“The rights of the lawful District Six Claimants must be protected” says judge

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News | 21 May 2021

Immigrants must also get land, say shack dwellers

Residents accuse community leaders of corruption and excluding immigrants from getting stands for houses

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News | 20 May 2021

Western Cape’s housing policy open for public comment

The province has set out guidelines for its municipalities

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Analysis | 20 May 2021

Graves “desecrated” for land occupation in Pietermaritzburg

“We grew up knowing that we must respect the dead. What is happening here is heartless” says widower

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News | 13 May 2021

Dunoon land occupiers build flood barrier

Last winter the Diep River burst its banks flooding homes

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Brief | 10 May 2021

Mayor fails to produce evidence that “foreigners” are behind Gqeberha land occupations

Mayor Nqaba Bhanga has been criticised by civil society for placing immigrants’ lives at risk by making unsubstantiated inflammatory comments

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News | 6 May 2021

Urban livestock farmers desperate for grazing land

Pastures have been displaced by land occupation and private game reserve in Colchester

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News | 4 May 2021

“The roaming pigs come and eat our poo”

Nelson Mandela Bay residents block roads early in the morning to show their anger at failed service delivery

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News | 23 April 2021

Centurion recyclers battle against eviction

“All we ask is that they be moved to a permanent place where they will be able to work and feed their families”

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News | 29 March 2021

Taxi drivers take revenge on protesters

Shacks set alight after a taxi was stoned during protests in the Delft area, Cape Town

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News | 26 March 2021

Police accused of failing to act on complaints against SANDF

Lawyers for Human Rights to compel police to investigate string of alleged assaults and torture carried out by soldiers

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News | 12 February 2021

Families affected by dam construction are unhappy with state’s compensation

Water and Sanitation department says offers were fair

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News | 19 January 2021

2020 in pictures: a year of living dangerously

Covid-19, evictions, fires and an elephant: GroundUp’s photos of the year

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Photo Essay | 22 December 2020

Women march for farm and land rights

“Land now, food forever” demand activist organisations

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News | 1 December 2020

Battle for land ends after 22 years

Constitutional Court rules in favour of Prudhoe community in the Eastern Cape

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Brief | 25 November 2020

Crucial case on legality of shack demolitions starts

Judges will rule whether a court order must be sought in all cases

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Law | 24 November 2020