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.
The rainy season regularly claims victims from among the people living on the banks of the Jukskei River in Alexandra but never have so many people drowned on the same day.
Residents of Khayelitsha’s informal settlements have to contend with communal toilets that do not flush or portable toilets they have to clean out themselves.
Stellenbosch backyard dwellers declare that they have exhausted peaceful engagement with the municipality
Three families who were allocated houses in Forest Village in Eerste Rivier want answers from the MEC for human settlements after they discovered that ‘their’ houses are occupied.