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The Strandfontein shelter touches a societal and political nerve

What was the City of Cape Town thinking when it decided to round up homeless people and put them in a camp?

Golf-club lease dispute opens forced-removal wounds

The City also said if the lease were renewed it would reconsider how much the Rondebosch Golf Club would have to pay each month.

Proclamation 73: Forgotten people returned to history

An exhibition draws on people’s personal albums to reconstruct a past that is missing from current narratives

Fight to free Britain’s last African colony

Britain and Mauritius are in the International Court of Justice arguing over the Chagos Islands. But the evicted islanders just want to go home

Mandela didn’t sell out, post-94 ANC did

Two Acts and the Khoi-San Bill, if passed, will dispossess people in the former homelands of their land rights

PODCAST: Aunty Patty’s garden

When the coloured population of Simon's Town was forcibly removed, Aunty Patty’s family remained

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

JHB’s nationalistic attitude rears its head in Fattis Mansions, Cape York incidents

Residents from both buildings were relocated to the fields of Wembley Stadium in Johannesburg South after losing their homes.

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

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The companies making the non-invasive devices, which will create jobs and are cheaper than other types, include car and diving manufacturers

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

Sassa disses disability grant applicants

Towards the end of level four of the lockdown, Sassa offices reopened for applications for old age pensions and childcare and foster care grants, but not for disability grants

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Full-time Johannesburg-based CEO required for HI HOPES

An entrepreneurial, business-minded, impact-driven individual is sought to lead the organisation as it looks to scale and grow

Balwin properties and Absa launch South Africa’s first green home loan

Balwin Properties’ Edge registration of over 16 000 units was a global first, covering more homes than any single property developer in the world to date

Young professional gets a career boost from PSETA

SAICA makes ongoing efforts to encourage the professionalisation of financial offices in private and public sector organisations

Colgate-Palmolive South Africa donates one million bars of soap

The combination of limited access to quality soap and a lack of knowledge of how to properly wash hands is a challenge in many vulnerable communities

Cheque value bundles – real value

Most people do not pay much attention to what bank account they have and whether or not it is suited to their daily realities

Absa Rewards puts cash in your pocket

In addition to the cash benefits, you will receive special offers and exclusive deals from selected Absa Rewards partners

Municipal audit outcomes reveal public sector financial management must be professionalised

SAICA calls for a review of the mandatory minimum skills and qualifications required for all key financial management positions within the public sector

Eleven ways to protect yourself against fraud

While financial services firms work continuously to improve security, fraudsters are always devising new plans to circumvent the latest safety measures

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