842 people homeless after Vrygrond fire

Hundreds of people in Overcome Heights informal settlement in Vrygrond‚ near Muizenberg‚ were left homeless when their shacks burnt in a fire that started on Thursday afternoon. According to the City of Cape Town‚ 309 homes and 842 people were affected. The City is providing starter kits to rebuild dwellings‚[…]

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Vrygrond occupiers give De Lille deadline to respond

Residents have agreed to halt a land occupation which started in Vrygrond on the weekend. This comes after 15 residents, including community leaders, met with Mayor Patricia de Lille on Wednesday, GroundUp reported. “We tabled our issues with the mayor,” said community leader Daniel Nomavile. “We explained to her that[…]

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Vrygond residents oppose bail of alleged murderer

A group of concerned community members are to picket outside the Muizenberg Magistrate’s Court at the bail hearing of a man suspected of stabbing to death 10-year old, Micholine Jantjies at a local play park last week. The accused, 20, is also alleged to have attacked the girl’s 15-year old[…]

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‘Monsters not allowed in our community’

Just a few weeks after the 16 Days of Activism against Women and Children, and another innocent girl has been brutally murdered.  On Tuesday night, the body of a 10 year old girl was found dead in Vrygrond, after she was stabbed multiple times and bled to death.  It’s been[…]

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