Tag Archives: DA

Media: ‘Shack here please’

Jul 13, 2011 | Peter Dlamini | Sowetan DA council orders man to raze his brick house in squatter area THE City of Cape Town says a man who built a brick house in an informal settlement must tear it … Continue reading

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Invitation to All Those Seeking Political Office to Come Down to the People

Website: khayelitshastruggles.com or http://www.abahlali.org Email: abmwesterncape@abahlali.org office admin: 073 2562 036/ 083 446 5081 On the 21 March 2011 Abahlali baseMjondolo Western Cape will have a mass rally at the VE shack settlement in Khayelitsha from 10:00 till 13:00. Representatives … Continue reading

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Theft at Mandela Park Backyarders office and creche while death threats against backyarder members continue

Backyarders Press Release 8 March 2011 At about 4.30am on Saturday morning 4 thieves were arrested by city police while pulling 3 wily bins full of groceries, cooking pots and office equipment including 2 computers and a printer. They had … Continue reading

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Media: If they build other houses, we’ll destroy them – MEC

BACKYARD residents of Mandela Park in Khayelitsha say they will sue the Western Cape government after it allegedly destroyed 26 houses and shacks last Friday. Feb 9, 2011 | Unathi Obose | Sowetan Human settlements MEC Bonginkosi Madikizela personally accompanied … Continue reading

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While Madikizela destroys 9 of our homes yesterday, he comes to rescue his political friend’s from charges of murder and assault

5 February 2011 Mandela Park Backyarders Press Release Yesterday, DA Branch Chairperson attempted to murder two Backyarders and DA Branch Secretary assaulted another Backyarder. Both DA members have had their charges white-washed and have now been released. We have first-hand … Continue reading

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Media: MEC refuses to speak to ‘silly’ backyarders

23 Nov 2010 | Michael Nkalane | Sowetan RELATIONS between disgruntled Khayelitsha backyard dwellers and the Western Cape MEC for housing have completely broken down. In a heated meeting at the weekend, Zalisile Mbali, spokesperson for human settlements MEC Bonginkosi … Continue reading

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Media: Squatters refuse to make way for hotel

Sep 21, 2010 | Francis Hweshe | Sowetan SHACK dwellers of a Cape Town informal settlement with a magnificent view of the sea say they will not move until they get decent houses. The controversial camp in upmarket Bo-Kaap, situated … Continue reading

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