Hout Bay youth activist Roscoe Jacobs has suspended his hunger strike after seven days. Jacobs embarked on a hunger strike after President Cyril Ramaphosa failed to respond to his open letter, which was sent on June 17 this year, in which he outlined the struggle for land and adequate housing[…]
Following recent violent clashes between Parkwood residents and police, ward councillor William John Akim and the sub-council manager, Fred Monk, are expected to inform residents on Wednesday evening about the way forward in addressing their housing concerns. Residents of Parkwood held a symbolic protest on May 19, 2018, in which[…]
A Parkwood community leader has been shot in face by Law Enforcement officers who entered the area on Wednesday morning to remove illegally erected temporary structures. The Head of Parkwood backyarders Association, Dominique Booysen, was shot with a rubber bullet only centimetres from his eye. Booysen explained that Law Enforcement[…]
The ward councillor of the Parkwood area, who was removed from his home for safety during violent protests over the weekend has come under fire by the community, amid accusations that he is fulfilling his duty to the community and not conveying how urgent demand for housing in the area.[…]
Law enforcement officials in Cape Town are on high alert as they anticipate protests in the volatile areas of Vrygrond and Parkwood. Police and traffic officials blocked access to the M5 highway from Vrygrond, and were also in attendance at the intersection of the M5 and Hyde Road, near Parkwood.[…]
Human rights activists from a range of civil society groups will march on Human Rights Day on Wednesday 21 March for access to land, security of tenure and decent housing. Activists from the Social Justice Coalition, Reclaim the City, the District Six Working Committee and Ndifuna Ukwazi are demanding that[…]
Forty land claimants are one step closer to claiming back their land in Rondebosch East, after more than ten years after submitting their claims. On Monday, Mayor Patricia De Lille handed over erf E43855 in Rondebosch East at a ceremonial handing over to claimants. The Rondebosch East claimants submitted their land[…]
By Ra-ees Moerat Residents in Blikkiesdorp deem the compound as a camp built in ‘inhumane living conditions’ – frankly described as a “hell hole”. The area, which was established some 10-years-ago, acts as a temporary relocation for desperate families who await permanent low cost housing. HOPE – HIV Out-reach Programme[…]
Cape Town executive mayor Patricia de Lille on Tuesday handed over 30 houses in Heideveld as part of a R105 million Heideveld housing development project. The project consists of 738 housing opportunities for people living in overcrowded conditions. Mr Solomons of WestBank applied for a housing subsidy 38 years ago[…]
Parkwood residents who erected illegal structures on private land have acted out of “frustration” due to housing bureaucracy. So says, Grassy Park Community Policing Forum (CPF) chairperson, Rev Phillip Bam, following violent clashes in Parkwood late yesterday afternoon as residents confronted law enforcement officers who were instructed to demolish illegally[…]
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