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.
The Water Services Act 108 of 1997 provides for the right to a basic water supply and sanitation service but the lived experiences of women in informal settlements of Khayelitsha tell how just using the toilet can be dangerous.
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.
Data in South Africa is the most expensive in the world and cellphone companies are making super-profits from it, but MTN still uses the plight of informal settlement residents to get free advertising.
The future of the grocery store that was looted and burned on Saturday night in Samora Machel is uncertain and its employees might lose their jobs.
Insecurity in Khayelitsha as police dawdle in their duties and leave the Neighbourhood Watch without support.
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.
The City of Cape Town blames illegal dumping by residents for the overflowing sewage in Kosovo and Samora Machel.
According to the report, basic services in Marikana are temporary, “anonymous and dehumanising”.