• Cape Town community desperate as homes are demolished

    (Republished from GroundUp.org.za) Hundreds of people were left homeless at Nomzamo settlement in Strand on Tuesday. Shacks were smashed down while their owners watched. Sonwabile Sango came home from work on Monday to find his shack demolished and his possessions gone. “I came from work late yesterday afternoon and I just saw police and people […]

  • Lagos residents illegally evicted in the name of development

    Two prominent NGOs have released a report on evictions of Badia East residents during the first phase of a development project. The World Bank is funding the $200 million project in Lagos. Social and Economic Rights Action Center (SERAC) and Amnesty International in their report on the February evictions call on the World Bank to […]

  • We are all Marikana

    What started as a rally for economic justice in Philippi East on Saturday, August 16, the date marking the second anniversary of the Marikana Massacre at Lonmin mine, ended as another struggle over housing in the contentious city of Cape Town. The rally was a call to action from organisations, trade unions, and social movements […]

  • Urban housing in Cape Town: pressure cooker on the boil

    Isiqalo is an informal settlement in Cape Town built on a sand mine and rubbish dump. The Legal Resources Centre is representing the community after they recieved an eviction notice from the city of Cape Town. Urban Housing in Cape Town: Pressure Cooker on the Boil from Zute Lightfoot on Vimeo. Feature image courtesy of […]