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.
Filthy toilets, illegal electricity and dilapidated houses a sore point for residents of Vaalkamers.
Residents of informal settlements in Durban complain of a lack of refuse collection while the city points fingers at them for illegal dumping.
Two Khayelitsha based organisations accuse the City of Cape Town of discrimination in the way it provides services.