Just over 20 kms outside of the City of Cape Town lays a small community named Blikkiesdorp. Blikkiesdorp translated into English means tin village and that is what you see when you drive into the little village, through gates, you see row upon row of tin structures. What started out[…]
Residents from the Blikkiesdorp informal settlement situated near Cape Town International Airport marched to the Mayor office on Tuesday, where they demanded answers about the City’s plans to relocate them. Approximately, 80 protesters marched to the Civic Centre chanting slogans such as “Blikkiesdorp must fall” and “We want houses.” Blikkiesdorp[…]
The Airport Company South Africa (ACSA) says there has been an attempt to meet with the Blikkiesdorp community on the Airport Expansion Project despite the community claiming otherwise. However, ACSA’s communication manager Denise Francis suggested that the residents have turned to media instead even-though they have in fact met with[…]
The Blikkiesdorp community are incensed that they were not included in consultations around the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) for the Airport Expansion Project. Speaking to VOC News, the Blikkiedorp Joint Committee’s Jerome Daniels says the residents will now be taking their concerns to the City of Cape Town. “We have submitted our grievances[…]
A move by the Airports Company of South Africa (ACSA) to realign a runway at the Cape Town International Airport has raised the ire of Blikkiesdorp residents, who could face potential relocation as a result. With ACSA having authorised a company called SRK Consulting to conduct an independent ‘environmental risk[…]
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