Housing Crisis, Evictions, Backyard Dwellers, Informal Settlements1 min readReading Time: < 1 minute
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.