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Card image 24 January 2022 GroundUp

Landmark River Club case tests heritage rights

Court hears arguments over R4.5 billion development which would include an Amazon headquarters

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Card image 11 January 2022 IOL

Prime Cape land battle lines drawn

Landmark River Club case returns to high court. The Observatory Civic Association and the indigenous Khoi organisation take on the Liesbeek Leisure Properties Trust (LLPT), seeking an interdict to stop them from steaming ahead with construction on the River Club site.

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Card image 27 November 2021 IOL

Trust says its powerless to stop increase in land occupation

The custodians of land belonging to the Dwars River Valley community have expressed concerns over the increased occupation despite a court order.

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Card image 29 November 2021 IOL

Abahlali BaseMjondolo re-elect leader Sibusiso Zikode uncontested

Zikode retained his position for the fifth time in six congress meetings since the movement’s inception in 2005.

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Card image 23 November 2021 GroundUp

Philippi informal settlement residents say they are the “forgotten” community of Cape Town

The City says it is unable to assist because their shacks are on private land

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Card image 16 November 2021 News 24

Evictions: City of Cape Town granted leave to appeal Bromwell Street judgment

The drawn-out battle with regard to the evicted residents of Cape Town's Bromwell Street will be heading to the Supreme Court of Appeal.

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Card image 16 November 2021 SowetanLive

Violent protest at evictions on illegal land

Dozens of properties were destroyed in Soshanguve, north of Pretoria after they had been built in an illegally-occupied land sparking violent protests.

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Card image 14 November 2021 CapeTalk

Young men living in informal settlements are vulnerable- don’t stereotype them

Disaster Risk scholar Trish Zweig tells Sara-Jayne King about helping these young men open up about the challenges they face.

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Card image 08 November 2021 New Frame

Trouble in the promised land

The socialist commune Abahlali baseMjondolo built from the eKhenana land occupation in Durban has won international admiration and solidarity, but it now faces a new wave of repression.

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Card image 10 November 2021 GroundUp

Overflowing toilets, piles of rubbish and empty water tanks plague Gqeberha shack dwellers

Yet the municipality claims the area is cleaned and serviced regularly

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Landmark River Club case tests heritage rights http://www.groundup.org.za/article/landmark-river-club-case-tests-heritage-rights/

Too much rain means no grain: Farmers and industry watchers look skyward for a sunny reprieve https://www.dailymaverick.co.za/article/2022-01-23-too-much-rain-means-no-grain-farmers-and-industry-watchers-look-skyward-for-a-sunny-reprieve/

Western Cape in a sweat during weekend of intense heat and multiple fires  https://www.dailymaverick.co.za/article/2022-01-23-western-cape-in-a-sweat-during-weekend-of-intense-heat-and-multiple-fires/

Ducking and diving Mantashe plays the sinister foreigner card https://mybroadband.co.za/news/energy/431128-childrens-fund-and-uct-are-behind-campaign-attacking-me-mantashe.html via @mybroadband

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