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Governments must end the brutal practice of forced evictions
Governments must end the brutal practice of forced evictions
In the biting cold of the early morning on July 23 2018, about 10 000 people in Nairobi’s Kibera slum watched in a sleepy haze as their homes and...
Not wanted here, there or anywhere
Not wanted here, there or anywhere
None of the residents of Barcelona 2, an eThekwini municipality transit camp in Lamontville in South Durban, wants to be there.
'I was kicked out of our house by his parents', say widows
'I was kicked out of our house by his parents', say widows
Marie Noélla Sambelle was with her husband Gilbert Yalivenda for more than two decades. They had six children and saved for years to build a home...
Law enforcement battles Emsindweni residents as evictions increase
Law enforcement battles Emsindweni residents as evictions increase
In recent months, running battles have erupted between law enforcement and land occupiers in Khayelitsha who claim they have been illegally...
I’m not a pilchard, I won’t live in a tin’
I’m not a pilchard, I won’t live in a tin’
Residents facing eviction from their Woodstock homes “have no right or entitlement” to be accommodated at a location of their choice, says the...
Judge questions City's plan to send Woodstock families to Wolwerivier
Judge questions City's plan to send Woodstock families to Wolwerivier
"If you get sent to Wolwerivier, what is the chance that you will be able to get out of Wolwerivier, or are you essentially going on a permanent...
The fate of Cape’s evicted
The fate of Cape’s evicted
Community leader Magdalene Minnaar says the City of Cape Town’s plans to expand Wolwerivier by 4 500 houses were not discussed with existing...
In limbo and dying a slow death – discarded lives of the Jo’burg CBD
In limbo and dying a slow death – discarded lives of the Jo’burg CBD
Young men push themselves up against the wall of sunlight, the galley fire fanning the warmth deeper into their chilled early-morning bones. It’s...
March on Durban city hall: ‘As shack dwellers we deserve some dignity’
March on Durban city hall: ‘As shack dwellers we deserve some dignity’
Thousands of people marched to the Durban City Hall on Monday against alleged violent...
City of Jo'burg in housing quandary
City of Jo'burg in housing quandary
The City of Johannesburg will not be able to meet the Constitutional Court’s requirement to provide alternative accommodation to people evicted...
Landlords have to pay for housing for evicted people and other myths
Landlords have to pay for housing for evicted people and other myths
Last week, the Constitutional Court delivered a ground-breaking...

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