forced removals

 
Legal land battle looms for Pretoria East
Legal land battle looms for Pretoria East
A protracted legal battle stands in the way of the Bakgatla ba Lekhuleni clan’s attempt to lay claim to large parts of the country’s capital,...
Fight to free Britain’s last African colony
Fight to free Britain’s last African colony
Liseby Elysé remembers the Chagos Islands as a tropical paradise. “Every person had a job, had their family, had their culture. We ate only...
Mandela didn’t sell out, post-94 ANC did
Mandela didn’t sell out, post-94 ANC did
A man sitting next to me at a land workshop in Rustenburg last month asked me whether the problems on the platinum belt meant, as some younger...
PODCAST: Aunty Patty's garden
PODCAST: Aunty Patty's garden
When the coloured population of Simon's Town was forcibly removed, Aunty Patty’s family remained. They were forgotten by the authorities for...
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...
JHB’s nationalistic attitude rears its head in Fattis Mansions, Cape York incidents
JHB’s nationalistic attitude rears its head in Fattis Mansions, Cape York incidents
The divergent realities of people evicted from Fattis Mansions last week, and the victims of the Cape York fire, have highlighted Johannesburg’s nationalistic attitudes towards those in need of assistance from government....
Judges can no longer lawfully order evictions that leave people homeless
Judges can no longer lawfully order evictions that leave people homeless
In a landmark judgment delivered on Thursday, the Constitutional Court said that judges have an obligation to ensure that evictions will not leave...
Our world ended with a letter
Our world ended with a letter
It was a time of letters. Unwelcome letters. Hated letters. Each letter delivered by the postman had a dreaded official cold message that the...
[Slideshow]Another cold night for Nomzamo residents
[Slideshow]Another cold night for Nomzamo residents
Forced evictions and shack demolitions in the Nomzamo township have caused huge public outcry and political mudslinging.
The crime which went away
The crime which went away
Early in 1968 the apartheid government decreed that African people in and around the community at Maria Ratschitz mission near Ladysmith were to be...
Helderzicht removal 'just not cricket'
Helderzicht removal 'just not cricket'
Joan Poole recalls with clarity the traumatic moment more than 40 years ago when she heard her family would have to move from their home in...
Displaced for decades, Bushmen return home in Namibia
Displaced for decades, Bushmen return home in Namibia
An elderly woman slowly looks around her new farmland, her wrinkled face lighting up with a shy little smile as suddenly she claps her hands.

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