Red Ants

 
Hermanus protests: 'We have been waiting for houses for 20 years'
Hermanus protests: 'We have been waiting for houses for 20 years'
There are rows of newly-built houses, with windows smashed in and doors ripped out in Swartdam Road, Zwelihle.
‘Is fokol is nex’: The South Western side of life
‘Is fokol is nex’: The South Western side of life
On Sunday mornings the terror of the weekly tribulation is humbled by the music of the people.
Metros pay millions to 'Red Ants'
Metros pay millions to 'Red Ants'
Even as the winter season tightens its grip, security companies are making big money out of evictions, which are often violent and unlawful.
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...
This land was veld, now it's ours, declare Hammanskraal residents
This land was veld, now it's ours, declare Hammanskraal residents
‘This land is for mahala. The government was supposed to build RDP houses but they took too long. Now it’s too late. This is our land,”...
Homeless CBD residents abandoned after 'disaster of massive proportion'
Homeless CBD residents abandoned after 'disaster of massive proportion'
"This was a disaster of massive proportion that went ignored by those with both the responsibility and resources to respond … The...
When good property turns bad
When good property turns bad
Big locks and chains clutch closed the gates to the Ridge in Berea, Johannesburg, and guards armed with sjamboks and safety horns stand watch.
Jo'burg residents battle Red Ant evictions
Jo'burg residents battle Red Ant evictions
Four trucks full of Red Ants – so named because of their red overalls – are parked outside the Hillbrow magistrate's court. I asked them where...
Jo'burg sends in Red Ants in defiance of ConCourt
Jo'burg sends in Red Ants in defiance of ConCourt
Illegal occupiers of private properties are still being evicted without the promise of alternative accommodation despite a landmark Constitutional...
Jo'burg inner-city residents march over evictions
Jo'burg inner-city residents march over evictions
Police had to form a human chain on Wednesday outside the African National Congress's (ANC) Luthuli House headquarters as protesting Johannesburg...
[Video]Cast out into Jozi's streets
[Video]Cast out into Jozi's streets
People illegally occupying an inner-city building were evicted in an unconstitutional Red Ants operation, leaving them homeless on the streets of Jo'burg.

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