The fight for spatial justice in the Tafelberg land dispute continues this week from Monday until Thursday in the Cape Town High Court. The case, taken up by social movement Reclaim the City and NPO Ndifuna Ukwazi among others, symbolises an ideological battle between spatial justice and redress in Cape[…]
Reclaim the City used Workers’ Day to step up their campaign for access to affordable housing near Cape Town’s city centre. The housing activist group occupied a lawn belonging to the Atlantic Green Point Bowling Club on Wednesday morning. The activists also constructed a wall made of concrete blocks, measuring[…]
Earlier this week, advocacy groups including members of Reclaim the City, Social Justice Coalition and UniteBehind erected shacks as part of a symbolic protest to reclaim Site B on the Foreshore. General secretary of the Social Justice Coalition Axolile Notywala said the protest follows allegations that the City of Cape[…]
Reclaim the City (RTC) activists met with Premier Helen Zille on August 3 to discuss RTC’s objections to the application by the province for rezoning of the Somerset Precinct. Earlier that day, at about 4am, the RTC members had protested outside her house, GroundUp reported. The Somerset Precinct, situated between[…]
By Najma Bibi Noor Mahomed Cape Town – The abandoned Woodstock Hospital is currently being occupied by some of The City of Cape Town’s homeless. Though some of the occupants were evicted from their homes, there are a number of occupants who were forced to live on the streets prior[…]
As part of calls to have the City of Cape Town transform the inner City into an inclusive space, activist movement Reclaim the City over the weekend began occupying abandoned rooms in Woodstock Hospital and Helen Bowden Nursing Home building. In total, 12 activists are occupying the two buildings with[…]
Activists from Reclaim the City have occupied two provincial government buildings since Friday in the hope of pressuring authorities to develop affordable inner city accommodation in Cape Town. This follows an announcement by the Western Cape provincial government on Wednesday that the Tafelberg School property in Sea Point would be[…]
Non-profit organisation Reclaim the City on Tuesday hung out “laundry” during the debate on the Western Cape State of the Province Address (SOPA), to object to the lack of inner city housing. “No deal on Tafelberg”, “land for the people not for profit” and “Is the provincial property committee broken?”[…]
Woodstock and Salt River residents are growing frustrated with the increase in new commercial developments in the area and are now mobilizing to fight ruthless property developers. Amid increased concerns around gentrification in the city centre, a group of residents under the banner of Reclaim The City have called for[…]
A group of activists have voiced concerns about the sale of the property of the Tafelberg School in Sea Point, which has been sold to a private developer. Housing activists are protesting against the land transfer, and have instead advocated that the land be used for the development of affordable[…]
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