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Card image 07 July 2021 Daily Maverick

When worlds collide: Sea Point street dwellers say they feel like outcasts as city’s homelessness plans come under scrutiny

Proposed amendments to a by-law on Cape Town’s streets, and a questionnaire sent out by the City requesting complaints about street dwellers, have angered activists. To get a perspective of life on the street, Daily Maverick looked at Sea Point on the Atlantic Seaboard, where conflict between the homeless and ratepayers has escalated recently. Homeless people complained they were treated as outcasts by law enforcement and the community at large, while ratepayers have been lobbying authorities, arguing that street dwellers are downgrading the area.

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