land occupation

Vrygrond occupiers give De Lille deadline to respond

Residents have agreed to halt a land occupation which started in Vrygrond on the weekend. This comes after 15 residents, including community leaders, met with Mayor Patricia de Lille on Wednesday, GroundUp reported. “We tabled our issues with the mayor,” said community leader Daniel Nomavile. “We explained to her that[…]

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Clashes in Khayelitsha following land occupation

Disputes over housing in Khayelitsha spilled over on Sunday when people set alight and vandalised a community centre that contains the local ward councillor’s office. They also vandalised the councillor’s house. GroundUp reported that these acts were in response to the Anti-Land Invasion Unit attempting to stop a land occupation[…]

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Khayelitisha land occupation biggest in years

Tensions simmered in Khayelitsha on Monday as residents flouted interdicts preventing occupation of open land at a number of sites. The land occupations in Khayelitsha this past week are among the biggest in Cape Town in recent years, GroundUp reported. “We are fed up with empty promises. We have to[…]

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UN slams Israel’s latest seizure of land

The UN has urged Israel to “halt and reverse” its illegal land appropriation in the occupied West Bank, calling the latest seizure an “impediment to the two-State solution.” The US also criticized the move as undermining a long-term solution. The news of the seizure of 579 acres (234 hectares) near[…]

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