Trains on Prasa’s central line in Cape Town have not run since November 2019, allowing landless people to move on to the railway. It is now unclear when rail services on the city’s busiest line will resume.
Residents of newly occupied areas in Cape Town struggle to maintain a dignified life without water, electricity and sanitation services.
Farmworkers and their organisations organised a speak-out to highlight the new wave of evictions that is said to be linked to calls for expropriation of land without compensation.
18 structures were demolished by the Anti-Land Invasion Unit of the City of Cape Town on open land adjacent to a ‘temporary’ settlement
The final hearing on the amendment of Section 25 of the Constitution was held in Cape Town this past weekend.
AFRA argues that the expropriation of land that labour tenants and farm dwellers currently live on and use must be tested under the existing legal framework.
Speaking at a public seminar organised by PLAAS, Professor Ruth Hall from the University of the Western Cape argued that there is no need to change the Constitution to allow for expropriation of land without compensation.
PAC leader wants the coloured community to join the fight for land as the Khoisan people were the first people to be fought off the land by the colonisers.
On Human Rights Day, communities from informal settlements in Cape Town marched for land for housing.
Just when South Africans are discussing the motion that calls for constitutional review to allow for expropriation of land without compensation, Ndifuna Ukwazi, an activist group is calling for the leasing of land in Sea Point for low-cost housing while the City of Cape Town wants to lease it to sports clubs.