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[…]
After years of waiting on the City of Cape Town’s housing list, residents of Parkwood have been informed that land has been earmarked for their relocation. Residents of Parkwood in the greater Grassy Park met with ward councillor William Akim for a feedback session on the housing issue. The meeting[…]
The ward councillor of the Parkwood area, who was removed from his home for safety during violent protests over the weekend has come under fire by the community, amid accusations that he is fulfilling his duty to the community and not conveying how urgent demand for housing in the area.[…]
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[…]
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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