Activists used the opportunity to comment on the Draft White Paper on Human Settlements to call for policy changes.
The residents of an informal settlement near Khayelitsha Mall say they won’t move to make way for a private hospital but demand basic services instead.
Many residents of Siyakhana have fled their homes for fear of their lives. On Wednesday night, several homes were petrol bombed by ‘maphara’.
The recent floods in Cape Town devastated informal settlements, particularly in low lying areas that ironically offers them security from forced removal since the land is not deemed habitable.
Communities along Cape Town’s central line complain of inadequate sanitation and access to water as the plan to relocate them stalls.
The residents of an informal settlement in Khayelitsha are refusing to vacate the land for the building of a private hospital.
The city has identified 46 flood-prone informal settlements across the metro and assembled a winter task team made up of 25 city departments and external partners under the leading role of the Disaster Risk Management Centre.
The general sense in the room was that the imbizo was little else than a talkshop and residents of informal settlement told the housing minister that they are tired of empty promises.
According to the municipality the current average level in the five dams that supply the metro is 13,27%.
Residents of particularly informal settlements founded on vacant land during the 2020-2022 lockdown, say that they are subjected to constant harassment by law enforcement officers.