CoCT’s R85m Masiphumelele housing project on track

The City of Cape Town said its R85-million (US$5.1 million) phase 4 housing project in Masiphumelele township is on track. In a statement released on Tuesday, mayoral committee member for human settlements councillor Malusi Booi visited the site and said 227 people will be benefiting from the housing project, which[…]

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PHA questions R40m funding into City’s PEDI project

The intentions behind one of the City of Cape Town’s development projects has been questioned by the Phillipi Horticultural Area (PHA) Food and Farming Campaign. It follows the signing of a R40 million agreement between the City and the Philippi Economic Development Initiative (PEDI), described by the City as “a[…]

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Refugees fined for occupying areas in CT CBD

A number of foreign nationals sleeping on pavements in the Cape Town CBD have been fined 300 rand each for violating the city’s by-laws. Families with their children moved onto the pavement of Albertus street a few weeks ago, after they were removed from Long Market and Burg Streets on[…]

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UNHCR stands firm on Cape Town refugee situation

The UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) reiterated it will not be able to resettle the large group of refugees involved in a stand-off with Cape Town’s Law Enforcement Unit, which is preventing them from sleeping on pavements in the CBD. The refugees were removed from the perimeter of the[…]

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