Tafelberg: Four years of battle

The campaign that led to a landmark court decision on housing

By James Stent - 2 September 2020

Victory for housing activists in landmark Tafelberg case

Court rescinds sale of land, orders City of Cape Town and Western Cape government to create new housing policy

By James Stent - 31 August 2020
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Decision on disputed Sea Point property expected in 2020

“The applicants’ rights and the state’s obligations are two sides of the same coin”

By Madison Yauger - 29 November 2019
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Phyllis Jowell Jewish Day School promises some affordable housing on Tafelberg site

But social housing won’t work, says school’s advocate

By Madison Yauger - 28 November 2019
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Judges question province’s argument in Tafelberg case

No social housing has been built in the inner city, says judge

By Madison Yauger - 27 November 2019
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Court case on future of Sea Point property begins

Western Cape government wants Tafelberg to be sold to a private school, while housing activists want it to be used for affordable housing

By Madison Yauger - 25 November 2019
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Land activists march through Sea Point ahead of court case

Tafelberg property to be sold to a private school developer, but Reclaim the City want it for affordable housing

By Madison Yauger - 22 November 2019
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Activists suspect security company of attacking them

“Leave this building, you cannot stay here. This building doesn’t belong to you!”

By Zoe Postman - 21 August 2017
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Armed attack on occupiers of Helen Bowden Nurses Home

Activists believe it was politically motivated

By Zoe Postman - 24 July 2017
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Activists go to court to overturn Tafelberg sale

Campaigners want Sea Point property to be used for affordable housing

By Safura Abdool Karim and GroundUp Staff - 8 May 2017
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Activists occupy Cape Town building for over a month

“They thought if they switched the electricity off we were going to move out, but we won’t”

By Trevor Bohatch - 3 May 2017
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National Treasury and Western Cape government in spat over Tafelberg sale

Premier’s office warns about distortion by “political agendas”

By Trevor Bohatch - 18 April 2017
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City of Cape Town takes bold step in Tafelberg battle

Sea Point could be eligible for affordable housing subsidy

By Ashleigh Furlong - 28 March 2017
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Housing activists occupy state-owned buildings near Cape Town centre

Civil disobedience action follows provincial government’s decision not to build social housing on Tafelberg property in Sea Point

By GroundUp Staff - 27 March 2017
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Jewish Capetonians sign petition calling for social housing at Tafelberg

Tafelberg property could “advance equality and integration”

By Barbara Maregele - 13 March 2017
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Minister Madikizela prejudges Tafelberg debate

He should recuse himself from decision on affordable housing for Sea Point property

By Jared Rossouw - 27 January 2017