Evictions

Governments must end the brutal practice of forced evictions

Affordable housing is one of Kenya’s development priorities. But how does it aim to achieve this when it continues to render thousands homeless?

Not wanted here, there or anywhere

As eThekwini tries to evict transit camp residents, some say it was to retaliate against land activists

‘I was kicked out of our house by his parents’, say widows

If a man dies in the Central African Republic, his wife is at risk of being evicted from their home by his relatives.

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 evicted.

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

In limbo and dying a slow death – discarded lives of the Jo’burg CBD

Dozens of people evicted from hijacked and gutted buildings languish in tents to the south of the city – cold, hungry and far from work opportunities

Evictees: Fattis was not a hijacked building, we owned property and rented legally

The City has until Thursday to file a report on the alternative accommodation for Fattis residents.

March on Durban city hall: ‘As shack dwellers we deserve some dignity’

There have been violent evictions in communities including Marianridge, Cato Manor and eMansenseni this year.

City of Jo’burg in housing quandary

Temporary shelters for evictees are packed in the inner city, but there aren’t enough low-cost rentals to house them

Landlords have to pay for housing for evicted people and other myths

We dispel some of these myths using what we already know when it comes to evictions and temporary alternative accommodation.

Judges can no longer lawfully order evictions that leave people homeless

In a landmark judgement, the Constitutional Court said that judges have an obligation to ensure that evictions will not leave people homeless

Editorial: It’s urbanisation, not land invasion

We have seen the likes of this so often that we no longer bother to make the comparison with the forced evictions and resettlements of apartheid.

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VUT welcomes the publishing of the report of the independent assessors to investigate concerns of poor governance, leadership, management, corruption and fraud at the university.

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