R50 000 reward for info on clinic arson attack

The City of Cape Town has called on the public to come forward with information on Friday morning’s fire at a clinic in Strand. The Ikwezi Clinic in Nomzamo were set alight at 2:30am, resulting in extensive damage to the roof and the clinic interior, including the pharmacy and records[…]

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Evictees were enraged backyarders: councillor

People who erected shacks on Sanral-owned land in Lwandle, Cape Town, were enraged “backyarders” who were tired of unfulfilled service delivery promises, a city councillor said on Monday. Residents of Wag ‘n Bietjie, an informal settlement near Somerset West, had to be relocated after their shacks were destroyed in a[…]

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'Somalians threaten my shop

A Pakistani national and his South African wife say they face daily threats from their Somali shopkeepers in the Nomzamo community in Strand. Saeed Abbas and his wife opened a shop at a small shopping centre in the area, where they sell cellphone accessories and provide repair services. In recent[…]

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Evictions 'illegal': expert

The shocking forced evictions that took place at the Nomzamo township in Lwandle in Strand, were unconstitutional and unlawful, says leading constitutional law expert Prof. Pierre De Vos. Hundreds of informal settlers were forcibly evicted on Monday, from private land owned by Sanral. The situation took a u-turn on Tuesday,[…]

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Nomzamo residents to return

Photo: Andriques Che Petersen The South African National Roads Agency Limited (Sanral) have been coaxed into an arrangement by Transport Minister Dipuo Peters and Human Settlements Minister Lindiwe Sisulu to allow recently evicted residents of Lwandle in Strand’s Nomzamo informal settlement to continue staying there for a short period of[…]

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Chaos in Nomzamo

Photo: Andriques Che Petersen “I was standing here yesterday, watching this happen. I didn’t understand what it was because it was so strange. Some of my friends lived there, but now after the shacks were broken down I haven’t seen them.” So said Akhona* who stood with me observing the[…]

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