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Ottery demonstrators block roads over housing concerns

Monday got off to a bad start for residents in Ottery, as traffic was disrupted due to violent protests. Old Strandfontein road and Olieboom road near Makro was blockaded by residents burning tyres, allegedly over housing concerns. Authorities have confirmed that 20 people, mostly women, have been arrested and all[…]

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New Valhalla housing project marred by tension

Over 700 Valhallah Park informal dwellers could soon see their dream of having their own homes, following the launch of the City of Cape Town’s Break New Ground (BNG) Housing Development in the area. Beneficiaries told VOC News they have been waiting for up to fifteen years for a home. Mayco[…]

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Protest halts housing project in Langa

Construction on the City of Cape Town’s flagship hostel transformation project in Langa has been suspended due to ongoing protest action in the area, the City said in a statement on Tuesday. “While we respect the rights of residents to protest, this aggressive and illegal behaviour is utterly unacceptable,” said[…]

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