City and SAHRC head to court over evictions

The South African Human Rights Commission (SAHCR) has once again locked horns with the City of Cape Town over its treatment of poor and vulnerable communities. It comes as the SAHRC and the Legal Resources Centre filed a court application to obtain an interdict against all evictions during the lockdown,[…]

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NPO questions CoCT evictions

Courts in Cape Town have been inundated with eviction cases recently, most of which coming from the Woodstock, Salt River and Maitland areas. Over the past few months, several news stories have shed light on cases where either single tenants or large groups are being evicted and subsequently left homeless.[…]

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WATCH: Octogenarian facing eviction in Cape Town

An 80-year-old Woodstock resident is at loggerheads with the City of Cape Town. Kenneth Blaine has been renting a house owned by the municipality since 1976 and now the City wants to sell it to the highest bidder, as part of its redevelopment of properties close to the inner city. Blaine[…]

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City issues Al Noor with eviction notice

VOC News has learnt that the Al Noor Orphanage in Woodstock has been served with an eviction notice by City of Cape Town officials. The orphanage is under investigation for sexual and physical abuse. Its founder Amina Okpara also faces charges of fraud and corruption and possible charges under the[…]

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UCT denies evictions for non-payment of fees

The University of Cape Town has denied that they are evicting students for non-payment of fees after the newly inaugurated Student Representative Council (SRC) on Friday declared war on what it called an “antagonistic anti-black move”. According to the SRC, it knew of 29 students who were handed notices to[…]

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TLC not closing down

By Yaseen Kippie The Leadership College (TLC) has vowed to fight its closure through the courts, and says for now, it is not closing its doors. The future of the Cape Flats school hangs in the balance as the institution is facing an eviction order from its premises on 2[…]

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