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Housing activists occupy Green Point bowling club

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[…]

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Zille and housing activists hold ‘fruitful’ meeting

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[…]

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Reclaim the City vow to continue ‘occupation’

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[…]

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Reclaim the City occupies two buildings in CT

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[…]

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Reclaim the City hangs laundry at Western Cape SOPA

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?”[…]

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Woodstock, Salt River residents to tackle gentrification

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[…]

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