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.
Despite the ongoing national state of disaster that prohibits evictions, the Department of Public Works says it demolished new and under construction structures that interfere with an airport runway.
Residents who have been without electricity for years marched to City Power demanding that they be connected to the grid.
Residents of Duncan Village informal settlement say they are not happy with being moved to temporary relocation units.