The recent spate of evictions in the Western Cape must make the right to housing ring hollow for those left homeless, writes Sandra Liebenberg.
DA leader Helen Zille has questioned why committees were not set up to probe evictions of illegal shack dwellers in other provinces.
The housing delivery rate fell by 25% in the past five years and the backlog stands at 2.3-million, said Human Settlements Minister Lindiwe Sisulu.
An inquiry into the removal of shack dwellers in Lwandle has heard they will be moved back to the Sanral-owned land they were evicted from.
The human settlements ministry says no decision has been made yet on where evicted shack dwellers will be moved to in Cape Town.
The DA leader says the evictions at Lwandle were the fault of the ANC's Ses'Khona "storm troopers".
The SAHRC has condemned the "excessive use of force" used during the evictions, and says it is concerned about the manner in which they were executed.
Human Settlements Minister Lindiwe Sisulu has appointed four former MPs and two legal minds to investigate the eviction of land invaders in Nomzamo.
The Lwandle evictions are symptomatic of a broader issue: our growing housing crisis.
The ANC Youth League marches on the M&G offices, Lwandle residents get evicted from their land and the World Cup countdown begins.
Forced evictions and shack demolitions in the Nomzamo township have caused huge public outcry and political mudslinging.
Human Settlements Minister Lindiwe Sisulu has criticised the way Sanral and the City of Cape Town handled the evictions at Lwandle.
Transport Minister Dipuo Peters has apologised on behalf of government for the evictions in Lwandle but called on the community to work with them.
Three people have been arrested for public violence during evictions in Lwandle, when petrol bombs and tyres were set alight.
People from Lwandle informal settlement in Strand have been evicted because they did not vote for the DA in the elections, says the ANC.
A total of 151 people were treated for food poisoning in Cape Town over the weekend, the city's Disaster Risk Management Centre said on Monday.