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Rich vigilantes have no fear of consequences

The City of Cape Town tacitly condones it when wealthy landowners behave illegally, something that is not the case if you’re poor

More than 70 000 homes built for Gauteng citizens

MEC urges construction companies to work on weekends and in evenings to speed up delivery

‘It’ll happen again’ say Silver Town  fire victims

Residents claim politicians flock to Khayelitsha in times of tragedy, but leave with empty promises

Shack fires bring more legal woes for De Lille

A Gauteng businessman blames De Lille for costing the city millions of rand in relief efforts for shack fires that could have been avoided.

These inhospitable living conditions are the reason the #HoutbayProtests erupted

At least one person died after being caught in a hail of rubber bullets and tear gas when protests broke out in Imizamo Yethu, Hout Bay.

Violence spirals as Ekurhuleni metro destroys shacks

The rumour of killings was false, the authorities said, but by then it was too late.

​Auntie Maria takes control in Flamingo

Working with Cape Town City, NGOs and residents, the shack settlement is transformed.

Bottom-up development must start taking root in South Africa

Big strides are being made by involving poor people in making strategic decisions

Eviction ruling spurs on shack dwellers

Authorities have warned that the need for court orders could hamper planned development.

In the business of building shacks

Sheffield Road in Philippi has become one of the city’s best-known places to buy a shack, where builders make a living providing affordable housing.

Shack dwellers celebrate as eviction squad pulls back

In an unprecedented move, Cape Town's anti-land invasion operation backs down on demolishing shacks as residents use their constitutional rights.

Law enforcement bounces around blame for Philippi evictions

The SAPS and City of Cape Town law enforcers have accused each other of carrying out the demolition of shacks in Philippi East. GroundUp reports.

Cops beat, humiliate evicted shack dwellers

Shack dwellers in Philippi East's "Marikana" settlement were evicted on Monday by the City of Cape Town's Anti-Land Invasion Unit. GroundUp reports.

Zille likens Lwandle inquiry to a ‘hit squad’

DA leader Helen Zille has questioned why committees were not set up to probe evictions of illegal shack dwellers in other provinces.

Shack dwellers’ movement to contest forced evictions

Abahlali baseMjondolo plans to take legal action after the forcible eviction of residents in two informal settlements near Durban.

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