18 structures were demolished by the Anti-Land Invasion Unit of the City of Cape Town on open land adjacent to a ‘temporary’ settlement
A group of about 100 land activists marched to Parliament to demand speedy expropriation of land without compensation.
Housing organisations marched against evictions that are a feature of the state’s response to the growing wave of land occupations around the City.
The final hearing on the amendment of Section 25 of the Constitution was held in Cape Town this past weekend.
Four accused of destroying shack belonging to a community leader of the Siyahlala land occupation in Khayelitsha appear in court,
Ramaphosa Informal Settlement residents say the City should expect more protests if it does not back down from planning evictions.
Widespread protests for land and housing are taking place with backyarders and landless people occupying vacant land in Cape Town.
A meeting between leadership of the Vrygrond community and the City of Cape Town, after several stand-offs between law enforcement officers and backyarders who have attempted to occupy vacant land, has not taken place even though a date was set.
Backyarders in Vrygrond near Muizenberg have vowed to continue building shacks on a piece of land that they have occupied because they cannot “afford to pay rent” anymore.
The City of Cape Town and the Western Cape provincial government has stated that it will not buy land from Ross Demolition to build houses for Siqalo residents as the land is “not fit for human habitation”.
On Human Rights Day, communities from informal settlements in Cape Town marched for land for housing.