Imizamo Yethu

Hout Bay fisherfolk want their fishing rights back

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[…]

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Tracking down the teenager shot in the mouth by police

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[…]

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Hout Bay fire victims to march on De Lille’s office

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[…]

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Update: Hout Bay protest turns violent

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[…]

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Gift of the Givers assisting Imizamo fire victims

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[…]

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Still no clarity on what caused Hout Bay fire

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[…]

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Food, clothes needed for Hout Bay fire victims

“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[…]

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