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Card image 12 September 2019 GroundUp

Ten schools closed as police chase land occupiers into Strand

Chaos erupted, with police battling angry land occupiers, as more than 50 newly rebuilt shacks alongside Cape Town’s N2 highway were demolished again by private security operation Vetus Schola this week.

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Card image 18 September 2019 News 24

OPINION: A glimmer of good news on land?

As the government drives towards a policy of expropriation without compensation, there is no evidence that it intends anything other than expanding its own power over people's assets as illustrated by the David Rakgase case, writes Terence Corrigan.

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Card image 16 September 2019 City Press

Why did Maite Nkoana-Mashabane reinstate suspect officials?

Corruption Watch has launched a blistering attack on Minister of Women, Youth and Persons with Disabilities Maite Nkoana-Mashabane, accusing her of “abusing and weaponising” disciplinary processes in order to facilitate corruption.

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Card image 16 September 2019 IOL

Legal action to force City of Cape Town to advance spatial justice

The legal action, they said, was a move to pressure the City into finalising its inclusionary housing policy, which it started drafting in August.

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Card image 16 September 2019 GroundUp

Mcebisi Skwatsha promises to set up a task team

Mcebisi Skwatsha promises to set up a task team

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Card image 16 September 2019 Politicsweb

Klein Akker: Minister Skwatsha reported to SAHRC

Klein Akker: DA reports Minister Skwatsha to Human Rights Commission

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Card image 15 September 2019 IOL

City of Cape Town to be taken to court after approval of mixed-use development

Ndifuna Ukwazi is planning to take the city to court for a review or setting aside the city’s approval of a 39-storey mixed-use ...

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Card image 15 September 2019 News 24

Land reform is not just about ‘expropriation without compensation’ – De Lille

Public Works and Infrastructure Minister Patricia de Lille believes South Africans are being narrow-minded in only focusing on land expropriation without compensation.

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Card image 14 September 2019 Sowetan Live

Housing activists take City of Cape Town to court

Activist organisation NU has launched litigation in the Cape High Court to compel the City of Cape Town to develop a housing policy that would require new developments to include affordable housing.

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Card image 13 September 2019 Farmer's Weekly

‘Land to be restituted, not redistributed’ – Mabuza

The 278 parcels of land mentioned by Deputy President David Mabuza during follow-up questions in a National Council of Provinces session in Parliament on Wednesday were intended for restitution purposes, not redistribution.

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