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A lifeline for the homeless people in eThekwini

eThekwini plans to retain permanent and safe open spaces for people with nowhere to sleep

Pandemic responses must ensure human rights are protected

Blanket measures such as lockdowns contribute to the needs and realities of people at the margins of society being overlooked

Blindness: How the Strandfontein camp was set up to fail

The facility in Cape Town was about quarantining the most vulnerable — the homeless — rather than preventing Covid-19

Streetlife over safety in shelters

In eThekwini a successful scheme is helping homeless people, but some say the lack of drugs to feed their addictions means it is better to stay away

Pandemic gives us a last chance to avert climate – and social – catastrophe

As Covid-19 upends life, it has taught us critical lessons and offers an opening to confront other crises. Political will is required, of course

Inside Strandfontein: Cape Town’s Covid-19 homeless site

The City’s Covid-19 homeless site has been criticised for being inadequate to shelter the most vulnerable from the Coronavirus storm, while drug addicts say they’re being left to suffer due to inadequate medical attention

Stay at home, Cyril said. But what about the homeless?

In Tshwane, forcing homeless people off the street resulted in chaos and the abuse of a vulnerable population. In Durban, a smooth, well-planned operation fared far better

Covid-19 lockdown chaos for homeless people left in limbo

Bullets also fired indiscriminately at people in the inner city, homeless or not

Police burn ID’s of would-be voters

Women denied their right to vote after police burn ID books

Down and out in the Mother City

Homeless people and addicts have moved to the city centre because it’s safer and they are not harassed as much

‘I can’t do anything to protect myself’: Homeless women on dangers they face

The Daily Vox asked some women who spend most of their day on Durban’s streets whether they feel safe.

Dignity faces off against fair play in Berea eviction Catch-22

The Concourt has been asked to find a balance between developers and occupants – again.

There’s no place like home for queer youth kicked out by their families

Many young LGBTI people live on the streets after they’ve ‘come out’ and been rejected.

Scrap collectors join the #FeesMustFall fight

Street people say they felt honour-bound to assist the priest shot by police, who has cared for them.

No escape from streets of despair

She has been a spectator long enough to have heard how the world should be, and the reasons it is not, and the excuses of why it cannot be made so.

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