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[…]
Rubber bullets broke his ribs and smashed his tongue. I wanted to ask Ona Dubula how he’d crossed the Hout Bay valley from Imizamo Yethu and wound up on the frontlines of a fishing rights demonstration near Hangberg. But the fourteen-year-old had gauze stuffed in his mouth after being shot[…]
Residents from Imizamo Yethu in Hout Bay planned to march in Cape Town on Tuesday to demand basic services and an end to “superblocking” in the fire-hit township. The organisers‚ mostly representatives from areas most seriously affected by the large fire in March‚ will hand over a memorandum to mayor[…]
Informally housed residents in Hout Bay have once again taken to the streets to have their demands heard. Over the weekend, angry protestors began protest action, resulting in the closure of Victoria Road between the circle and Hout Bay Main Road. Chapman’s Peak Drive was also closed and MyCity and[…]
Thousands of residents of Imizamo Yethu in Hout Bay gathered at the astroturf football field on the corner of Main and Victoria Avenue opposite the township today to receive much needed relief from the non-governmental organisation, Thula Thula. Volunteers distributed clothing, toiletries, baby essentials and blankets to 5 756 people[…]
Residents from Imizamo Yethu informal settlement will have to rebuild their lives from scratch after a massive fire wreaked havoc in Hout Bay this weekend. Three people died in the blaze, which burnt 3500 structures to the ground. 15 000 residents have been left displaced and will be provided alternative[…]
Police are still in the dark about started the fire which devastated the homes of over 1 000 people and left one man dead in a section of Hout Bay’s Imzamo Yethu on Boxing Day. The fire broke out late on the evening of December 26 and strong winds quickly[…]
Residents of Hout Bay’s Imizamo Yethu settlement were slowly getting their lives back on track thanks to the generosity of neighbours and strangers, a community worker said on Friday. “Hout Bay may have its internal bunfights, but like a true family they pull together if there is a crisis,” said[…]
“If you have a nice house, please don’t take. This is only for the people who lost their homes in the fire,” said a policewoman cruising down one of the lines of people waiting to receive something to eat after losing everything in the Boxing Day blaze at Hout Bay’s[…]
The fear of possible shack fires has become a “way of life” for those residing in the Imizamo Yethu informal settlement in Hout Bay. The area was hit by a devastating fire over Christmas weekend which destroyed more than 500 shacks, leaving 1 dead and over 1000 homeless. The blaze[…]
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