Town Two fire victims struggling to rebuild their lives

13th Nov 2018 Mzi Velapi 0

It has been 23 days since the fire and residents of Silvertown informal settlement are still battling to put their lives back together. They have not received disaster funds and identity documents and birth certificates they lost in the fire have still to be replaced.

Weekend fire victims tell of material loss

24th Oct 2018 Mzi Velapi 0

As the temperatures reached highs well over 30°C over the last two weeks, the sound of hammer blows against zinc was the order of the day in Blowey informal settlement in Cape Town as some of the victims of the weekend fire rebuilt their houses.

Community forcibly removed in 2011 languishes in transit camp

12th May 2018 Mbulelo Sisulu 0

In 2011, the informal settlement of Bhungeni in Butterworth in the Eastern Cape was demolished to make way for a shopping mall and the residents were relocated to a transit camp erected by the Department of Human Settlements. They remain to this day in this camp they called Eugene and no shopping mall has been built on the land they vacated.