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.
Organisations representing backyarders in Cape Town say that government’s housing database has to be laid bare to ensure the most deserving people receive subsidised houses.
Support given to poor households is being taken away by the municipality’s insistence on the recovery of costs for services.
Not finding anyone to receive their memorandum at the Civic Centre and at Parliament, the protestors vowed to return in the next few days.
It has been six days since the occupiers of Arcadia Place were evicted and living on the streets outside the building in Observatory.
According to the report, basic services in Marikana are temporary, “anonymous and dehumanising”.
SAFTU and United Front have called for a consumer boycott of goods sourced from Oak Valley Estate.
The SA Human Rights Commission will be conducting an inspection of Oak Valley Estate after SAFTU filed a complaint against the farm.