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.
49 of the approximately 170 families forcibly removed from Empolweni informal settlement have re-built their homes, thanks to a court ordering their return.
Backyarders from Makhaza who occupied land near Empolweni were evicted and their houses demolished by law enforcement.
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.