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High court declares the City of Cape Town’s lockdown evictions illegal

The South African Human Rights Commission and housing activists brought — and won — an application to halt lockdown demolitions of what the City of Cape Town said were unoccupied dwellings

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Court must declare Cape Town’s ‘inhuman’ demolitions, evictions illegal, says law centre

The city argues that it is not carrying out evictions, but is acting against land invasions

Demolition of hope in Hangberg

The City of Cape Town in June twice knocked down structures on land allocated for other purposes. The city says these were not evictions; residents ask why no police are available for rapes and murders

Cape Town suspends metro cops involved in eviction of naked man

Four police officers are being investigated after a video of them evicting a man, who had been bathing at the time, was circulated on social media

Online campaign advocates for tenants’ rights during the lockdown

Rent Strike South Africa says working-class families are struggling to keep up with paying rent during the lockdown. And, although there is a moratorium on evictions, it fears people will be put out on the street when the lockdown ends

No more evictions — for now

But City authorities vow to stop the erection of new shacks during the national lockdown

Social justice groups call for halt on evictions during the Covid-19 pandemic

Twenty-seven organisations have penned a letter to the presidency calling for evictions to be banned in an effort to protect vulnerable groups

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.

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