As World Homeless Day was marked, the City of Cape Town declared it intends appealing a court ruling that it pay compensation to homeless people it removed from District 6.
Families facing eviction by a company that bought their bank-repossessed homes want the government to intervene and protect them.
City Power’s latest effort to remove illegal connections will, like previous raids, prove futile as no legal supply of electricity even exists in these informal settlements.
Residents see no way else to get rid of their rubbish than to dump it because no truck will be coming to collect it.
Two Khayelitsha based organisations accuse the City of Cape Town of discrimination in the way it provides services.
Residents of newly occupied areas in Cape Town struggle to maintain a dignified life without water, electricity and sanitation services.
The City of Johannesburg is adamant that it will ensure that “anarchy” does not “prevail” as it continues to demolish houses despite the ongoing national state of disaster that prohibits evictions.
Land occupiers promise to return to land they are evicted from as they cannot afford to rent the backyard shacks they stayed in before.
Protests around the country to mark the start of a national campaign by different organisations to build and connect community struggles against covid-19 and government austerity took place on Saturday, 1 August.