shack dwellers

 
‘We live in a shack – bullets pass through easily’
‘We live in a shack – bullets pass through easily’
Philippi is becoming one of the most dangerous townships in the country; the level of crime is rising day by day. Living here is not easy. We live...
‘It’ll happen again’ say Silver Town  fire victims
‘It’ll happen again’ say Silver Town  fire victims
Thuliswa January, like many others who lost their homes in the fire that left over 1 300 Khayelitsha residents homeless last weekend, blames the...
Shack fires bring more legal woes for De Lille
Shack fires bring more legal woes for De Lille
The Gauteng businessman who accused Cape Town Mayor Patricia De Lille of soliciting a bribe from him has denied being part of any political plot to...
Violence spirals as Ekurhuleni metro destroys shacks
Violence spirals as Ekurhuleni metro destroys shacks
“EMPD and the Red Ants have killed two of us.” This chilling claim was made mid-morning on Tuesday. By midday, Ivory Park Extension 3 resembled a...
​Auntie Maria takes control in Flamingo
​Auntie Maria takes control in Flamingo
In Cape Town, the townships of Flamingo Crescent and Santini are just 20km apart but the gap in the standard of living is an example of how...
Bottom-up development must start taking root in South Africa
Bottom-up development must start taking root in South Africa
As we approach local government elections, much of the talk will turn to the importance of voting – and approaches to development at the local...
Eviction ruling spurs on shack dwellers
Eviction ruling spurs on shack dwellers
Abahlali baseMjondolo, emboldened by its victory over the eThekwini municipality that stopped it from evicting shack residents without court...
In the business of building shacks
In the business of building shacks
Shack construction is a popular business for people with building skills as demand for housing increases in the area of Philippi. Along the road,...
Shack dwellers celebrate as eviction squad pulls back
Shack dwellers celebrate as eviction squad pulls back
In a rare, last-minute abortion of a City of Cape Town Anti-Land Invasion Unit (ALIU) operation, the city deemed shacks that were apparently "put...
Law enforcement bounces around blame for Philippi evictions
Law enforcement bounces around blame for Philippi evictions
The police and the South African Board for Sheriffs have contradicted the City of Cape Town's version of the evictions in Philippi East on August...

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