Category Archives: Open Letters

Letter to the Khayelitsha Development Forum and request for follow-up meeting

Note: To our supporters of our struggle and to the media, the following letter was sent to the Khayelitsha Development Forum. They seem to have ignored our overtures towards having an open and productive discussion with them. It is unfortunate … Continue reading

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Open letter to Madam Mayor Patricia de Lille on the Mandela Park Land and Housing Crisis

19 July 2011 Dear Madam Mayor, While the Mandela Park Backyarders continue to receive no attention from the Western Cape Human Settlement MEC (Bonginkosi Madikizela), private property owners continue to monopolise the land that is already in short supply in … Continue reading

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Dear Honourable Minister Tokyo Sexwale – Re: Second letter on Mandela Park housing crisis

Dear Honourable Minister Tokyo Sexwale, cc’ Deputy Minister Zoliswa Kota-Fredericks cc’ Chairperson Beauty Dambuza in the National Assembly cc’ DHS Director General cc’ DHS Anti-Fraud & Anti-Corruption Unit TO THE HONOURABLE MINISTER OF NATIONAL HUMAN SETTLEMET MR. TOKYOSEXWALE DEAR SIR: … Continue reading

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Dear Honourable Minister Tokyo Sexwale – Re: Refusal to meet with us by MEC Madikizela

Dear Honourable Minister Tokyo Sexwale, cc’ Deputy Minister Zoliswa Kota-Fredericks cc’ Chairperson Beauty Dambuza in the National Assembly cc’ DHS Director General cc’ DHS Anti-Fraud & Anti-Corruption Unit As Mandela Park Backyarders and residents living in Khayelitsha near Cape Town … Continue reading

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Open letter to the Minister of Human Settlements in the Western Cape

27 July 2010 Dear Mr. Madikizela (M.E.C for Human Settlements) The Mandela-Park-Back-Yarders would like to extend words of appreciation to the intervention played by the DOH regarding the house of the Finca and Magcoba Family last week. We are looking … Continue reading

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Open letter to Housing MEC Bonginkosi Madikizela from the Mandela Park Back Yarders

Dear Housing M.E.C (Madikizela), Once again the Back Yarders together with the general community of Mandela Park would like to invite you with a special request to come and tell our impatient community exactly when the department will resume its … Continue reading

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Open letter from a concerned Mandela Park backyarder

Just My point of View! Letter to the MEC for Housing WC NOTE: Mr MEC, Mandela Park has More than 8000 Backyarders not 23 or 53 or whatever number you play around with! First and foremost I would like to … Continue reading

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