gentrification

 
Façade reveals Jozi’s entrails
Façade reveals Jozi’s entrails
It is easy to imagine gentrification as a focus of artists working in the city limits of South Africa’s urban centres. It is the story of our...
Developer withdraws interdict against Bo-Kaap
Developer withdraws interdict against Bo-Kaap
Blok property development company says it has withdrawn its interdict against members of the Bo-Kaap community who had earlier protested against...
Berlin’s hipsters want Google out
Berlin’s hipsters want Google out
Global cities have welcomed Google with open arms but in the bohemian Berlin district of Kreuzberg, the tech giant has found itself on the...
M.I.A tackles gentrification amid Woodstock concert controversy
M.I.A tackles gentrification amid Woodstock concert controversy
In a room full of youngsters, some still wearing their school uniform, British-Sri Lankan musician and activist M.I.A. was asked a bold question by...
Bo-Kaap residents cry foul as cops nab youngster
Bo-Kaap residents cry foul as cops nab youngster
A group of residents in Bo-Kaap has accused the South African Police Service (SAPS) of “intimidation tactics” after a 17-year-old boy was...
I like your new restaurant, but not in my neighbourhood
I like your new restaurant, but not in my neighbourhood
As much as Not in My Neighbourhood is a film that takes it viewers to the frontlines of the global battle against dispossession, police...
Twin buildings still echo the changes in Salt River
Twin buildings still echo the changes in Salt River
There are two buildings in Cape Town that witnessed generations of workers. They stood tall on two islands of tarmac in the windswept suburb of...
God’s pauper walks the talk
God’s pauper walks the talk
Gavin Mitchell is visibly exhausted as he cools down from delivering another blazing sermon on the walkway outside Durban’s City Hall on a...
From slum city to urban living hub: How Jo’burg got its groove back
From slum city to urban living hub: How Jo’burg got its groove back
The land is not just the dusty earth on which we stand. It is a kinship with our ancestors. It is an affirmation of self. It is the urgent...
Evolving, cynical and everything in between
Evolving, cynical and everything in between
‘The African project of succession also designates this same configuration of its locus of creativity. In effect in the early 1960s, the...
Cape Town, use prime municipal land in the heart of the city to house the poor
Cape Town, use prime municipal land in the heart of the city to house the poor
DEVELOPMENTThe City of Cape Town is about to dispose of a prime piece of inner-city land. Known as Site B and located on Lower Long Street...
Evictions in Woodstock and the resistance against apartheid spatial planning
Evictions in Woodstock and the resistance against apartheid spatial planning
At least 23 families could be evicted from their homes in Woodstock near the Cape Town inner city. They have been told to leave by September 9, but...

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