Stay on top of the rich stream of news and views about rural and urban land issues. Our content curation team are working to sort and sift through news and opinion pieces to bring you the most relevant and up to date articles.

Urban land


Card image 12 April 2021 GroundUp

Ugly battle over social housing in Cape Town

Former employees of Communicare, dismissed for fraud, go to court to oppose evictions

Urban land read more
Card image 13 April 2021 Daily Maverick

Swedish prize awarded to South Africa’s S’bu Zikode is a milestone for the grassroots movement

The award of the Per Anger Prize to S’bu Zikode from Abahlali baseMjondolo (Shack Dwellers’ Movement) marks a milestone for the largest grassroots movement in South Africa.

Urban land read more
Card image 07 April 2021 GroundUp

Covid-19: Lindiwe Sisulu fails to deliver R600 million rent relief

Housing activists demand answers eight months after Sisulu’s budget vote announcement

Urban land read more
Card image 08 April 2021 GroundUp

Homeless people challenge Cape Town by-laws in court

City by-laws are unconstitutional and discriminatory says Ndifuna Ukwazi Law Centre

Urban land read more
Card image 07 April 2021 Daily Maverick

New Covid-era shack dweller movement behind recent wave of Cape Town service delivery protests

In the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic, a Cape Town protest movement has sprung up to agitate for services at new informal settlements with names like Level 2, Covid 19, Social Distance, Pandemic and Lock Down.

Urban land read more
Card image 08 April 2021 Daily Maverick

City of Cape Town is driving roll-out of social housing despite obstacles

The Western Cape High Court’s failure to give primacy to the economic, social and spatial facts informing the City of Cape Town’s housing programme is just one reason why the ‘Tafelberg’ ruling cannot stand, and why leave to appeal must be granted.

Urban land read more
Card image 29 March 2021 GroundUp

A year in a settlement created by Covid

Izwelethu informal settlement or Covid as it is nicknamed started with lockdown in March 2020

Urban land read more
Card image 29 March 2021 Daily Maverick

Abahlali baseMjondolo: SA champion for shack dwellers’ rights gets international recognition

‘A shack without water, electricity and sanitation is not worth calling a home. On the contrary, it means life-threatening circumstances that are particularly harsh towards women, children and minority groups,’ says S’bu Zikode, founder of the activist housing movement Abahlali baseMjondolo.

Urban land read more
Card image 26 March 2021 GroundUp

Taxi drivers take violent revenge on Delft protesters

Shacks set alight after a taxi was hit by stones during protests in the Delft area, Cape Town.

Urban land read more
Card image 26 March 2021 IOL

Eviction rights dominate first day of SAHRC case against City of Cape Town

The rights of evicted people and legitimate means to repel land invasions dominated the recommencing of an application by the SAHRC and the EFF against the City in the Western Cape High Court.

Urban land read more

Stay informed.

Sign up for our monthly newsletter - coming soon.

Contact Us


KZN government establishes committee to resolve farming tensions https://www.iol.co.za/mercury/news/kzn-government-establishes-committee-to-resolve-farming-tensions-57bb0c25-c46f-4eff-baab-a0e0986848d2

OPINIONISTA: Swedish prize awarded to South Africa’s S’bu Zikode is a milestone for the grassroots movement https://www.dailymaverick.co.za/opinionista/2021-04-13-swedish-prize-awarded-to-south-africas-sbu-zikode-is-a-milestone-for-the-grassroots-movement/

World: New Zealand introduces climate change law for financial firms in world first https://www.dailymaverick.co.za/article/2021-04-14-new-zealand-introduces-climate-change-law-for-financial-firms-in-world-first/

Covid affects every sector with major implications for land rights, land reform, land administration, inheritance and succession, farm workers, extension, hunger, food security and food systems. We cannot afford to relax

More evidence of why Covid requires a global solution which leaves no-one behind whether they can afford to pay or not https://apnews.com/article/india-coronavirus-surge-vaccine-supply-55b7313c688b9a4c05a68a9c13e499da

Load More...

A project of Phuhlisani NPC supported by Absa. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike. International License.