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Card image 14 August 2020 GroundUp

Occupiers accuse officials of burning their belongings

“They bring fridges, stoves and beds, and then call the media so it looks like we are evicting people but we are not” says City spokesperson

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Business is booming for shack builders in Dunoon

Councillor says illegal occupations are jeopardising housing plans for the area

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Card image 12 August 2020 News 24

We have nowhere else to go’ – shack dwellers in Soshanguve

As the lockdown enters its fifth month, shack dwellers in a newly built informal settlement in Soshanguve say they are being evicted and have nowhere else to go.

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Card image 12 August 2020 The Citizen

2,000 people evicted after illegally occupying Fleurhof housing development

Despite lockdown prohibiting evictions and calling for alternative accommodation to be provided, housing MMC Mlungisi Mabaso said those who invaded housing units at Fleurhof are breaking the law, and will be dealt with.

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Card image 11 August 2020 The Citizen

‘Shots fired’, items burnt in Duduza eviction raises red flags

Officers responded to the area from Wednesday and demolished shacks built next to the river.

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Card image 09 August 2020 Mail & Guardian

Herman Mashaba wants you to forget

COMMENT: When considering Herman Mashaba’s new political plans, the South African public must reckon with the former mayor of Johannesburg's actual record

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Card image 08 August 2020 IOL

Poor working class citizens are losing ground in the battle for adequate housing

Illegal land occupation in Cape Town is a pressing problem and many occupiers are not be on the housing waiting list, say Deena Bosch, Kyla Hazell and Michael Clarke.

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Card image 05 August 2020 Mail & Guardian

Manage urban transformation to avoid infrastructure blockages

It is possible to urbanise without congestion and the attendant ills through emphasis on better institutions, writes Eddie Rakabe

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Card image 06 August 2020 Bizcommunity

Evictions set to rise as tenants feel the pinch

The increasing financial pressure of the national lockdown means that hot button topics such as evictions and affordability can no longer be ignored...

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Card image 04 August 2020 GroundUp

Partially blind woman faces eviction

The owner of the shack Siphiwe Mdluli rents wants to move back in

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Green revolution is locking African farmers into a system that is not designed for their benefit, but for Northern multinational corporations. https://theecologist.org/2020/aug/14/gates-failing-green-revolution-africa

Allegations of corrupt land deals in Okahandja. Resident calls for a probe by the Anti Corruption Commission https://www.namibian.com.na/index.php?id=93685&page=read

JOEVA ROCK & RACHEL SCHURMAN - Seeds of Neo-Colonialism: Why GMO's Create African Dependency on Global Markets | The Elephant https://www.theelephant.info/op-eds/2020/07/31/seeds-of-neo-colonialism-why-gmos-create-african-dependency-on-global-markets/#.XzZcQfjfzfs.twitter

Zim weighs using land as security for the $3.5bn bond meant to compensate white farmers https://www.news24.com/fin24/Economy/Africa/zim-weighs-using-land-as-security-for-the-35bn-bond-meant-to-compensate-white-farmers-20200813 via @fin24

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