It has been six days since the occupiers of Arcadia Place were evicted and living on the streets outside the building in Observatory.
Eindhoven backyarders say that they will not allow the housing project to continue if they are not going to benefit.
18 structures were demolished by the Anti-Land Invasion Unit of the City of Cape Town on open land adjacent to a ‘temporary’ settlement
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.
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.
In a meeting that took place on Tuesday between the Mayor, Patricia de Lille and Gugulethu Backyarders who have occupied pieces of land around Gugulethu, they told her that they are tired of empty promises of housing delivery.
A group of backyarders in Gugulethu began to occupy vacant land in the township last week and started erecting shacks. By Sunday, the protestors had barricaded the busiest routes in the township, demanding to speak to the Mayor about housing delivery.
After the mass killings in Marikana informal settlement, Cape Town, on the weekend that took 11 lives, the full force of ministerial bluster descended on the area to try reassure a community in shock. Police Minister, Fikile Mbalula, continued with his tough talk as he presented a new Station Commander for the Philippi East Police Station.
Another land activist and leader of the group of backyarders from Town 2 who are occupying land next to Khayelitsha Magistrate court has been killed. Philela Gilwa, 23 was stabbed in Khayelitsha on Saturday night.
In the space of just 4 weeks, another community leader and housing activist has been killed and this time at the hands of the South African Police’s Public Order Policing. Songezo Ndude died at Groote Schuur Hospital after he was hit by rubber bullets during a housing protest in Imizamo Yethu in Hout Bay.