Housing Crisis, Evictions, Backyard Dwellers, Informal Settlements

Over the past few weeks, Cape Town has been beset by housing protests that escalated into violence. It is well known that South Africa and Cape Town has a serious housing crisis. In recent years, this has been made worse by hundreds of evictions due to gentrification of areas close to the city and people unable to pay rent for government’s new social housing projects. This crisis is not new, with thousands homeless and seeking shelter in shacks going back to the Apartheid era. The housing crisis is getting worse with no solution in sight. What is to be done?

Producer, Sharon McKinnon, Mzi Velapi and Chandrè Appels interview people in different communities.

Events

Khayelitsha, Cape Town 23 May

 
Orange Farm, Gauteng
30 May

Publications

russian revolution

 

100yrs cover img

 Solidarity with Palestine booklet cover

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