WOLWERIVIER

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Two years on, how is Wolwerivier doing?

Residents describe problems, but also some improvements

By Maxwell Roeland - 7 September 2017
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New round of evictions in Wolwerivier

Residents say they live in overcrowded conditions while houses stand empty

By Ashraf Hendricks - 9 March 2017
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Wolwerivier’s only creche threatened with closure on Monday

City refuses to provide its contingency plan for how children will be looked after

By Mary-Anne Gontsana - 5 August 2016
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Will Wolwerivier improve soon?

Residents frustrated with communication and security problems

By Barbara Maregele - 19 February 2016
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Wolwerivier without running water

Residents battle in fierce heatwave

By Ashleigh Furlong - 20 January 2016

City cannot continue to ignore the crisis at Wolwerivier

There is a deepening crisis of overcrowding, joblessness, insecurity and general destitution at Wolwerivier relocation camp. The community have explained their experiences, along with a call for engagement and support, in writing to the City of Cape Town. Their letter was ignored.

Daneel Knoetze - 14 August 2015

City evicts recently housed Wolwerivier families

Dozens of Metro Law Enforcement officers swooped on Wolwerivier relocation camp on Wednesday morning. They broke locks and ejected two households deemed to have occupied the municipal built structures unlawfully. Yet, a community leader has called this show of force an insult, citing the general lack of safety and protection for Wolwerivier's inhabitants.

Daneel Knoetze - 30 July 2015

Will Wolwerivier be a model for development, or the next Blikkiesdorp?

Loud barks from a multitude of dogs are what you hear when entering the small area of Wolwerivier, where 28 families live under difficult conditions.

Mary-Anne Gontsana - 20 March 2015