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Zille’s comments on D6 “rich” and ironic, but valid

By Anees Teladia Most Capetonians are well familiarised with the controversies surrounding the developmental vision for District Six and the efforts being put into formulating a solution which would allow claimants restitution. In what has been commented on by some as a questionable and poor choice for a keynote speaker,[…]

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Zille promises to help D6 claimants

District Six claimants have called for Land Reform and Rural Development Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane to explain herself after her department failed to adhere to the Land Claims Court ruling that they must deliver a “holistic” development plan for the area. At a meeting held at the CPUT campus in District[…]

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Zille calls on District Six claimants to reach consensus

Twenty-one years ago, more than 2700 people who were forcibly removed from the area, filed claims for restitution. Western Cape Premier, Helen Zille, has called on District Six land claimants in Cape Town to reach consensus if they want successful restitution. She delivered the keynote address at a meeting of[…]

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D6WC to drag minister to court

By Anees Teladia “The Minister of Rural Development who was responsible for delivering the plan to the court is [should be] rendered in contempt of court.” These were the words of District Six Working Committee (D6WC) chairperson, Shahied Ajam, as he announced a decision to take legal action against Rural[…]

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D6WC to take Rural Development back to court

By Anees Teladia The District Six Working Committee (D6WC) gearing up for another court battle that seeks to speed up the restitution process for the many desperate and eager claimants awaiting their long-delayed return to District Six. Last week, the D6WC criticised the Department of Rural Development and Land Reform’s[…]

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D6WC to launch application to land claims court

By Wardah Wilkinson Activists working towards restitution in District Six are in the process of launching an application to the land claims court to obtain a declaratory order and structural interdict to compel the Minister of Rural Development and Land Reform to finish building the houses in District Six within a[…]

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D6 residents up in arms over shoddy homes

By Rafieka Williams Residents from District Six  are livid over the poor construction of their homes, accusing the building contractors tasked with construction of sub-standard and shoddy workmanship. Residents moved into their homes issued by the Department of Rural Development and Land Reform as part of the restitution for victims of forced removals from[…]

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Cape Town airport faces land claim

It’s been 20 years since the Braaf family first submitted their claim to a portion of the Cape Town International Airport land. Some family members now strongly believe that they have been “cheated”. Adam Braaf, 74, and the oldest surviving member of the family, said his family was forcibly removed[…]

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