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D6 building contractor liquidated: department

The Department of Rural Development and Land Reform says it was forced to cancel the building contractor of phase three of District Six as they were behind the schedule. This comes after Fikile Construction, the company that was awarded the building contract by the department, was terminated as a result[…]

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D6WC to launch application to land claims court

By Wardah Wilkinson Activists working towards restitution in District Six are in the process of launching an application to the land claims court to obtain a declaratory order and structural interdict to compel the Minister of Rural Development and Land Reform to finish building the houses in District Six within a[…]

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Road Accident Fund freezes payouts as it runs out of money

The Road Accident Fund (RAF) has contacted numerous claimants‚ service providers and the caregivers to inform them that the fund’s bank account has officially been attached by the Sheriff of the Court and is now frozen. The RAF’s CEO Eugene Watson cited steep attorney’s fees for bleeding the account dry.[…]

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D6WC to meet with claimants

Despite very little progress in the District Six land claims process, it seems there may be a glimmer of hope for claimants. On Thursday, the District Six Working Committee (D6WC) announced it will host a public meeting with beneficiaries, who have who have been patiently waiting for some breakthrough in[…]

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D6: A painful reminder of the past

“Every time I walk or drive pass District Six I can see my house still standing there…that is where I was born. It is so heart sore to come to town and go back…you know that feeling of not being able to go home.” This is how 59 year old[…]

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D6 protestors angry over Mayor’s snub

“Down with the DA” were the chants of angry District Six claimants at a protest outside the Cape Town Civic Centre on Wednesday. The demonstrators demanded Mayor Patricia de Lille address them on the land claims process but the mayor was a no-show. Hundreds of people marched to the civic[…]

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D6 claimants to march to Mayor’s office

On Wednesday, hundreds of aggrieved claimants will march to the Mayor’s office to voice their disapproval with the land claims process in District Six. The march is being organised by the District 6 Working Committee (D6WC) and represents all unsatisfied land claimants and many of whom are well over pension[…]

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Tensions increase amongst D6 groups

Controversy has arisen over the repayment of monies to a some District Six, after it emerged that only those who made financial contributions for their homes within the last four years were being refunded. This comes despite the Department of Rural Development and Land Reform (RDLR) indicating that housing for[…]

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RAF needs millions: report

The Road Accident Fund (RAF) has a funding shortfall of R800 million a month, which is stalling payment to claimants, The Star reported on Monday. The fund reportedly sent a letter to lawyers a week ago saying it owed R6.2 billion to 5140 claimants and service providers, and the figure[…]

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