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17 May 2023 IOL

Economic rights organisation blasts ‘Sushi King’ Kenny Kunene for his ‘inhumane’ evictions

Kunene, who was holding the fort on behalf of Joburg mayor Kabelo Gwamanda on Sunday and Monday, surprised many when he went on an eviction spree across some of the city’s dilapidated buildings, which house some of the city's poorest citizens.

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15 May 2023 IOL

Flood-prone communities fearful of the onslaught of winter

Winter’s icy grip on the Western Cape is tightening and those in vulnerable and flood-prone communities are fearful of the impact.

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Card image 15 May 2023 Times Live

Acting Johannesburg mayor to oversee evictions in hijacked building in CBD

Acting Johannesburg mayor Kenny Kunene is spending his days focusing on hijacked buildings in the city.

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Card image 08 May 2023 GroundUp

Life at Cato Crest gets worse as ward councillor remains behind bars

Residents accuse eThekwini Municipality of ignoring their calls for help

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Card image 08 May 2023 BusinessDay

Rethinking informal settlement upgrading: tackling the problem from below

Government needs to co-ordinated programmes and involve community-based organisations

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Card image 08 May 2023 HeraldLive

Nelson Mandela Bay metro allocates land for communal farmers

The Nelson Mandela Bay municipality has handed over 15 permits to communal farming associations, benefiting more than 150 individuals in the Kariega area by allowing them to use municipal land to farm crops and livestock.

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Card image 10 May 2023 SowetanLive

Tshwane has 4,000 people living on its streets, study finds

In its first-ever survey on homeless people, the City of Tshwane counted those living on the streets to try to find lasting solutions to homelessness

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Card image 08 May 2023 GroundUp

Tenants of flagship Langa housing project mark township centenary in squalor

But the City of Cape Town says tenants of the N2 Gateway flats have refused to sign lease agreements, making maintenance impossible

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Card image 27 April 2023 GroundUp

“Freedom Day is for rich people.” Shackdwellers protest in Durban

Residents of informal settlements march to city hall

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Card image 16 April 2023 Daily Maverick

Idle SANDF land in Cape Town could accommodate 67,000 homes, reducing the housing backlog

Perhaps the most shocking failure of intergovernmental collaboration on housing is that 668ha of high-potential land in Cape Town is sitting largely vacant and underutilised under the custodianship of the Department of Defence.

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