Hout Bay youth activist suspends hunger strike

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[…]

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Parkwood councillor to provide feedback on housing demands

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[…]

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Cops shoot Parkwood community leader in the face

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[…]

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Protest march for land and housing on Human Rights Day

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[…]

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Rondebosch East claimants receive restitution

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[…]

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Heideveld residents finally get homes

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[…]

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‘Housing issue causing frustration’

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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