‘Govt has failed us’, say activists at backyarders summit

By Shakirah Thebus A summit to discuss the plight of backyard dwellers in Cape Town became emotionally charged on Thursday, as residents and activists accused government of failing to address the housing backlog. Civic movement G@tvol Capetonian and representatives from communities who took part in the national shutdown protest three[…]

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Evicted Gympie Street residents face bleak future

Three families, including four children, are being evicted from their home in Woodstock and don’t know where they will go. The Cape Town Magistrate’s Court ruled on September 10 that the occupants of 23 Gympie Street must leave by January 31, 2019. After one of the previous owners died, the property was[…]

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North Dakota to evict Native American protest camp

North Dakota’s governor has ordered the expulsion of thousands of Native American and solidarity activists camped on government property near an oil pipeline project they are trying to stop, citing hazards posed by harsh winter weather as a blizzard bore down on the area. The “emergency evacuation” order from Governor[…]

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D6 residents recall evictions

Community members gathered at the District Six Museum Homecoming Centre on Wednesday morning, in memory of the forced evictions that drove more than 60 000 residents out of the area. The 11th February 2015 marks 49 years to the day that District Six was officially declared a whites only area,[…]

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Evictions hit refugees at Johannesburg church

Hundreds of refugees who have been living in a church in the South African city of Johannesburg and told to vacate by December 31, are still in precarious situation without alternative accommodation, according to a church leader. Bishop Paul Verryn, whose leadership at the Central Methodist Church ended on Wednesday,[…]

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