There was shock and outrage on Wednesday after City of Cape Town law enforcement officers aggressively pulled a naked man from his shack to evict him. The man was apparently bathing in his shack in Enthembeni informal settlement, close to Empolweni in Khayelitsha when the officers arrived. In video footage[…]
Perturbed informal traders in the Mitchells Plain Town Centre have fervently expressed their plight on crime to the City of Cape Town and its officials. However, for many of the brokers, these continuous grievances have fallen on deaf ears. The complaints put forth by the traders surround the ever-growing crime,[…]
Disgruntled Gatesville traders have voiced their grievances at the City of Cape Town’s plans to implement operational changes that accommodate COVID-19 safety regulations in the lively trading hub. This comes after City officials along with the area’s ward councillor Aslam Cassiem undertook an inspection and found several coronavirus safety violations[…]
Members of the public have an additional month to comment on the proposed changes to the City of Cape Town’s housing opportunities allocation policy (2015, the city said on Sunday. “The proposed changes aim to expedite certain decision-making processes and further enhance allocation fairness and transparency. The comment period, which[…]
With concerns that the Western Cape is yet to see the peak of coronavirus infections, the City of Cape Town is preparing individual graves to ensure a dignified service to the immediate family. While the demand for the burial of COVID-19 victims is still manageable, the city council said it[…]
In the heart of Athlone, a myriad of shacks sits on an open plot of land hidden between the avenues of Belgravia. This informal settlement is known to many as ‘the Vlei’. The Vlei is home to various religions, races and ethnicities. But what binds the residents is their need[…]
There remains strong police and army presence at the Strandfontein Sports Grounds after a group of homeless people were involved in an altercation with police on Tuesday. About 1000 homeless people are living in a temporary shelter set up by the City of Cape Town to keep them off the[…]
The City of Cape Town and the national government are in a feud over where to house refugees that have been squatting in the Cape Town CBD since October last year. A number of foreign nationals occupied the UNHRC building in Greenmark Square to demand that they are repatriated to[…]
As citizens are repeatedly encouraged to remain indoors for the remaining 16 days of South Africa’s nationwide lockdown, concerns continue for those who don’t have a home to go to. In Cape Town alone there are still thousands of homeless who require protection from the coronavirus pandemic. The statistics are[…]
Social and recreational activities in Cape Town is expected to come to a halt after the City of Cape Town decided to close all council-owned facilities as of Wednesday. The City of Cape Town said it is now implementing “containment and mitigation measures” in an effort to reduce the spread[…]
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