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City moves homeless people, but not without criticism

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[…]

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City shuts down facilities to curb spread of COVID-19

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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CoCT begins enforcing by-laws to remove refugees in CPT CBD

The week given to refugees and asylum seekers occupying the side-walks alongside the Central Methodist Church has lapsed. The City of Cape Town (CoCT) law enforcement had this weekend begun enforcing it’s by-laws, including one that prevented anyone from occupying public spaces overnight. It follows a court ruling  which found[…]

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COCT to implement by-laws to remove foreign nationals

The City of Cape Town says it will implement its by-laws to remove foreign nationals around the Central Methodist Church on Friday. The High Court last week granted the local authority an order to remove those living around the Green Market Square precinct. The foreign nationals began squatting on the[…]

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Woman dies in Cape Town fire

A woman died after her house went up in flames in Philippi, Cape Town, on Monday morning. Firefighters rushed to the Kosovo informal settlement just after 00:00 and managed to contain the fire to a single structure, according to the City of Cape Town’s fire and rescue services spokesperson Jermaine[…]

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