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City of Cape Town evicts homeless in District Six during massive operation

The City of Cape Town has landed itself in hot water after it demolished several structures occupied by homeless people in District Six.

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Committee for the homeless opens case against City following evictions near CPUT

The Strandfontein Homeless Action Committee says it has opened a case against the City following the confiscation of tents and structures of homeless people sleeping opposite the CPUT in District Six on Sunday.

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Penhill farmers’ dispute with Human Settlements set to continue after failed mediation

The long-running dispute between the Penhill Residents Small Farmers and the provincial Department of Human Settlements over a portion of the land used by the farmers, which the department owns, is set to continue.

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Gauteng Quality of Life Survey: Informal settlements are hit the hardest by effects of climate change

Climate scientists have been warning us for years there will be repercussions from global warming and climate change. Now, the new Quality of Life Survey illustrates the real and immediate effects of how people are being affected.

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How a determined community is fighting the army’s attempts to evict them

Happiness Village’s residents fear for their lives and face unlawful evictions, beatings and intimidation, legal action and shack demolitions.

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Cape Town’s emergency housing programme is ‘arbitrary’ and unconstitutional, says court

Judge tells City to find housing in the inner city for Bromwell Street families.

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City of Cape Town defends its demolition of Green Point tent camp in court

Ndifuna Ukwazi says City by-laws cannot be allowed to trump constitutional rights

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Hanover Park residents frustrated with years-long wait for title deeds

Newfields Village families angered by Cape Town Community Housing Company’s ‘wheels turning slowly’.

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UPL chemical fire: Sick of being patronised, Durban residents demand full medical surveillance

Residents in the vicinity of the UPL warehouse in Durban are demanding that a team of independent doctors and medical specialists be brought in immediately to conduct a comprehensive health monitoring project for people exposed to an 11-day toxic chemicals fire.

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Green Point tented community’s lawyer: Evictions illegal and City jumped the gun

Jonty Cogger, attorney at Ndifuna Ukwazi Law Centre representing the 21 evicted, talks to Refilwe Moloto.

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No restitution for the weary: https://www.dailymaverick.co.za/article/2021-09-21-no-restitution-for-the-weary-blaming-the-victim-is-an-easy-way-out-for-failure-to-deliver-the-promised-land/

BFAP reports low level of market concentration in SA agriculture. The bureau established that the level of market concentration in agriculture was 12%, making it, with financial services (also 12%), the least concentrated economic sector of all. https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/research-group-reports-low-level-of-market-concentration-in-sa-agriculture-2021-09-21

WATCH | City of Cape Town evicts homeless in District Six during massive operation https://www.news24.com/news24/southafrica/news/watch-city-of-cape-town-evicts-homeless-in-district-six-during-massive-operation-20210920 via @news24

Committee for the homeless opens case against City following evictions near CPUT https://www.iol.co.za/capeargus/news/committee-for-the-homeless-opens-case-against-city-following-evictions-near-cput-b95aca8c-55ca-494b-af1a-65257b72a3ac

BUSINESS MAVERICK: South Africa’s ‘dangerous’ land policy under scrutiny in Fraser Institute report https://www.dailymaverick.co.za/article/2021-09-20-south-africas-dangerous-land-policy-under-scrutiny-in-fraser-institute-report/

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