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District Six

D6 unites with Bo-Kaap

By Zaahidah Meyer In a brilliant show of camaraderie, the District Six (D6) troupes showed their full support for the Bo-Kaap residents in their ongoing fight for the preservation of Bo-Kaap as a heritage site and to claim back their land. It was a feast of colour and excitement as[…]

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D6 residents to meet on court ruling

The District Six Working Committee will on Saturday host a meeting to outline the Western Cape High Court ruling which gives the Land Reform and Rural Development Minister and the Commission of Land Rights three months to produce a comprehensive plan, together with a budget and funding, to deal with[…]

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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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Still no clarity on the D6 construction delays

By Wardah Wilkinson The Department of Rural Development and Land Reform appeared in front of the Western Cape Standing Committee on Human Settlements on Wednesday to answer questions relating to current status of Phase 3 of the District Six restitution process, which has reached a standstill. Since the sod-turning for[…]

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D6WC announces its litigation to fast track D6

The District Six Working Committee (D6WC) is seeking a declaratory order and structural interdict against the state for failing to provide adequate restitution in district six since 1998. Addressing the media on Tuesday, the D6WC cited the Minister of rural development and land reform, the Premier of the Western Cape,[…]

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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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New community health centre to open in D6

By Wardah Wilkinson The Department of Transport and Public Works has finally completed the construction of the new District Six Community Health Centre, built to the cost of R100 million rand. The centre which is based in Caledon Street District Six was built on the site of the old Peninsula[…]

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Ramadan through the eyes of the homeless

By Thakira Desai With the sound of the athan echoing from masaajid, Muslims throughout the Cape break their fast in harmonious scenes of family bonding, but this is not the reality for every fasting person. It’s a different story for the homeless people of Cape Town, who against the harsh[…]

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D6WC to take restitution matter to court

The lobby group fighting to return evicted District Six residents back to the area has threatened court action if the restitution process is not adequately addressed.   Despite years of continued discussion around land restitution, thousands of District Six claimants are yet to be remunerated and the building of homes[…]

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