Cape Town Mayor Dan Plato said he received many calls from Hangberg residents who were “very upset” about a High Court ruling ordering the City to rebuild a house it had demolished in the area. Plato and his team were briefing the Portfolio Committee on Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs[…]
It seemed as though it was just a conventional day in Hangberg, a community in Houtbay that sits nestled between the ocean and the mountain, on day seven of the national lockdown. Home to a vibrant fishing community as colourful as one would expect, Hangberg is somewhat a forgotten village,[…]
The presidency on Saturday responded to Hangberg resident and youth activist, Roscoe Jacobs, who has recently embarked on a Hunger Strike to raise awareness about the housing needs in his community. This after President Cyril Ramaphosa failed to respond to his open letter, which was sent on June 17 this[…]
Hundreds of people from across the Western Cape gathered on Friday at the department of agriculture, forestry and fisheries (DAFF) to protest the current fishing quotas. Naseegh Jaffer, director of the Masifundise Development Trust, which has focused on local fishing communities since 2004, presented a memorandum that was accepted by[…]
A group of Hout Bay fishermen pleaded with residents of the town on Thursday to join them in their challenge to the government to get their fishing rights back. “If you want to help us, don’t be scared,” said Neil Williams to about 100 protesters who met at the harbour[…]
Small scale fisherman in Hangberg feel marginalised as by national government, who they claim have failed to fulfil promises over fishing permits. Many angered residents gathered at the local community hall to meet with the department of fisheries officials but the officials postponed the meeting to Sunday just two hours[…]
Hout bay residents have promised to stop their protests for the time being, as it looks to continue engagement with authorities on their grievances. This emerged at a meeting in Hangberg today, attended by MEC for Community Safety Dan Plato and Hout Bay ward councillor Rob Quintas. It follows a[…]
A 14-year-old boy who was shot in the face with rubber bullets in Hout Bay has been left with a gaping wound in his mouth. “Ona can’t eat. He is struggling,” his mother Pinky Dubula said. “It is going to be difficult for him now that he has a hole[…]
Police commanders and Hangberg community leaders were locked in a meeting at the Hout Bay station on Thursday afternoon to thrash out a way forward following protests in the area. Loud voices could be heard from the commander’s office, where the closed meeting had been going on for about three[…]
Community members from Hangberg have taken a pro-active approach after numerous reports of shootings and other criminal activity as a result of gangsterism and drugs within the area. Residents of the Hout Baai town took it upon themselves to organize a meeting with the local police as a step towards[…]
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