There remains strong police and army presence at the Strandfontein Sports Grounds after a group of homeless people were involved in an altercation with police on Tuesday. About 1000 homeless people are living in a temporary shelter set up by the City of Cape Town to keep them off the[…]
The City of Cape Town and the national government are in a feud over where to house refugees that have been squatting in the Cape Town CBD since October last year. A number of foreign nationals occupied the UNHRC building in Greenmark Square to demand that they are repatriated to[…]
As citizens are repeatedly encouraged to remain indoors for the remaining 16 days of South Africa’s nationwide lockdown, concerns continue for those who don’t have a home to go to. In Cape Town alone there are still thousands of homeless who require protection from the coronavirus pandemic. The statistics are[…]
Being told to self-isolate or work from home as the world grapples with Covid-19 is meaningless to people who rely on shelters for a bed and food. So how are some of South Africa’s shelters adjusting to the declaration by President Cyril Ramaphosa on Sunday that there should not be[…]
By Tauhierah Salie The City of Cape Town has called on the public to refrain from speculation surrounding the collapse of six presumably homeless people in Wetton on Monday, as investigations are underway. On Monday, the group mysteriously ingested the same substance and collapsed. Emergency Rescue (ER24) reported to the[…]
Following media reports that the City of Cape Town has been ordered to halt the prosecutions of homeless individuals who are allegedly guilty of breaking by-laws, the City’s Mayoral Committee Member for Safety and Security has indicated that they will not review the bylaws because if anything, in the City’s[…]
A law firm representing a group of homeless people who were fined in terms of a controversial by-law swoop on the homeless sleeping in public places is taking the City of Cape Town to court to challenge the constitutionality of these actions. “In the long term we are looking at[…]
There’s confusion around the whereabouts of a man arrested on Wednesday for the attempted murder of a homeless man in Pretoria. The 40-year-old was supposed to make his first court appearance at the Pretoria Magistrate’s Court on Friday, but prosecutors said he was released. Police say he remains in custody[…]
With the close of Ramadan, many speak of their spiritual journeys through which they have worked to solidify a link with the Almighty through prayer and supplication. But for countless aid organisations, spiritual upliftment means harnessing one’s ability to assist those less fortunate. For the volunteers of an initiative, aptly[…]
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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