‘We are tired of the promises”: Parkwood

Desperate and frustrated – this is how the chairperson of the Parkwood Backyard Association in Parkwood, Dominique Booysen, described how some residents feel about the lack of housing in their community. Fresh demonstrations erupted in Parkwood and Ottery on Monday, after illegally erected shacks were dismantled. Residents resorted to burning[…]

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Parkwood still tense following violent protests

The situation in Parkwood remained tense on Monday following two days of violent protests related to housing and service delivery. Parkwood residents, many of them backyarders, staged a public protest on the busy Prince George Drive on Saturday evening, to demand that government heed their call. The situation in Parkwood[…]

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Khayelitsha land occupiers granted bail

On Monday, six people involved in the “Town Two” land occupation arrested on Friday appeared in the Khayelitsha Magistrate Court on charges of public violence. The six live as backyarders in Town Two; four of them are women. They were all granted R500 bail on condition that they will not[…]

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