Land occupiers promise to return to land they are evicted from as they cannot afford to rent the backyard shacks they stayed in before.
Civil society, community-based organisations, trade unions and activists protested in major cities and towns around the country to demand better living and working conditions.
Protests around the country to mark the start of a national campaign by different organisations to build and connect community struggles against covid-19 and government austerity took place on Saturday, 1 August.
Despite the ongoing national state of disaster that prohibits evictions, the Department of Public Works says it demolished new and under construction structures that interfere with an airport runway.
Covid-19 and the consequent lockdown has affected communal food gardens that contribute to food security for the poor in Alexandra.
Residents of Duncan Village informal settlement say they are not happy with being moved to temporary relocation units.
Informal settlement residents continue to reconnect themselves to the electricity grid after the municipality disconnects their illegal supply.
A video showing Bulelani Qolani being dragged naked by the police went viral, attracting widespread condemnation. He says that he was treated in the most inhumane way possible.