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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

Our world ended with a letter

Those displaced still hope to see justice 50 years after their eviction from District Six.

The crime which went away

Despite the black majority gaining electoral power, the long standing effects of forced removals remain and perpetuate inequalities in our society.

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.

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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