A group of about 30 residents from Blowey informal settlement in Makhaza, recently protested outside the Khayelithsa SASSA offices demanding relief in cash instead of the food vouchers they have received.
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.
As the community of Blowey informal settlement are battling to put their lives together again, the issue of poor services in the area is like a monkey on their backs.
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.