Many residents of Siyakhana have fled their homes for fear of their lives. On Wednesday night, several homes were petrol bombed by ‘maphara’.
Mandela Park Backyarders are adamant that the housing project should benefit their community while the City of Cape Town insists units will be allocated according to the housing waiting list.
The residents of an informal settlement in Khayelitsha are refusing to vacate the land for the building of a private hospital.
Land occupiers whose homes in Empolweni and Ethembeni were wrecked by the flood of sewage have appealed to the City of Cape Town for help but the City is refusing.
Land occupiers promise to return to land they are evicted from as they cannot afford to rent the backyard shacks they stayed in before.
Not finding anyone to receive their memorandum at the Civic Centre and at Parliament, the protestors vowed to return in the next few days.
While the upgrading of informal settlements programme is government policy to tackle their developmental challenges, the City of Cape Town says that it will not provide services to the new settlement.
According to the report, basic services in Marikana are temporary, “anonymous and dehumanising”.
18 structures were demolished by the Anti-Land Invasion Unit of the City of Cape Town on open land adjacent to a ‘temporary’ settlement
A group of about 100 land activists marched to Parliament to demand speedy expropriation of land without compensation.
Housing organisations marched against evictions that are a feature of the state’s response to the growing wave of land occupations around the City.