Masi dwellers warned

After a mob attack set alight a cluster of illegal dwellings in Masiphumele, the City of Cape Town will be taking firm action. “Residents are taking the law into their own hands as they do not want the informal settlements in the area due to escalating crime in the area[…]

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Authorities issue warnings after CT land invasion

Warning notices were distributed to Masiphumelele shackdwellers on Thursday after some started rebuilding their homes on SANParks-owned land, the City of Cape Town has confirmed. This comes two days after 178 structures were removed by Law Enforcement, leading to clashes between residents and the authorities. Rubber bullets were fired at[…]

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Masi fire victims get building kits

More than 1 100 building kits will be given to people who lost their homes in a devastating fire in Masiphumelele, the City of Cape Town said on Saturday. “The building kit consists of, among others, a door, hinges and lockset, a window, nails and poles, and corrugated steel sheets,”[…]

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2 dead, 4 000 homeless after CT fire

At least two people were found dead and thousands of people lost their homes in a devastating fire that raced through an informal settlement near Fish Hoek, Cape Town, early on Sunday morning. The blaze started in the impoverished Masiphumelele shortly after 01:00, destroying 800 shacks at last count, and[…]

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Plato condemns vigilantism in Masiphumelele

Western Cape Minister of Community Safety Dan Plato has condemned the most recent alleged vigilante attack in Masiphumelele. Khayelitsha, Masiphumelele and Dunoon have been marred by a spate of vigilante attacks in recent months. Masiphumele has also been the site of attacks against the police and over the weekend a[…]

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Masiphumelele matrics write exams in safe place after threats

The 206 matriculants who were moved from Masiphumelele by the Western Cape Education Department following unrest in their community, were in good spirits after writing their first two papers, the department said on Tuesday. The pupils, who attend Masiphumelele High School, were being accommodated at an undisclosed venue after threats[…]

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