Tag Archives: Housing MEC

Backyarders continue mass civil disobedience campaign for houses in Mandela Park

19 August 2010 Yesterday evening at 18h00, backyard dwellers in Mandela Park held another meeting where we resolved to continue their civil disobedience campaign against the current housing development in our community.

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No houses will be built in Mandela Park unless poor residents get 50% stake

Event: Backyarders to close down corrupt housing project in Mandela Park Date/Time: 08h00 on 17 August 2010 Location: Building site next to Nomsa Maphongwana Primary School in 21 Section, Mandela Park The Mandela Park Backyarders have been short changed once … Continue reading

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MEC for Housing re-negs on 5 houses promise for Mandela Park Backyarders

Mandela Park Backyarders Press Release 7 May 2010 THE MANDELA PARK HOUSING SAGA CONTINUES. Last year, the Western Cape MEC for Housing, lied to us over and over, eventually giving Mandela Park residents only 5 houses of the 437 houses … Continue reading

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Mandela Park 5 and My next Project – Letter to the Mayor

Hi Cde’s Today is marked the 8weeks since the decision to handover the remaining 5 houses to the Mandela Park 5 was taken by the Mandela Park Steering Commitee & the community at large.

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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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Hundreds protested yesterday in Mandela Park after assault by Chippa security guards. Demostrations to continue…

Anti-Eviction Press Release On behalf of Mandela Park Thursday 12 November 2009 Click here for some photos of last night’s mass protest. For high resolution photos, email us using this link. Yesterday morning, two Mandela Park residents were assaulted by … 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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MEC under siege over ‘false promise’

23 September 2009 Anna Majavu – The Sowetan Tenants await ‘their’ houses NEW Western Cape housing MEC Bonginkosi Madikizela is on a collision course with backyard residents from Mandela Park in Khayelitsha. The tenants have accused him of breaking a … Continue reading

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Mandela Park Backyarders Broker 50/50 Deal With MEC

Note: MEC Madikizela went back on his promise only weeks later (see here).  He then said he never promised 23 houses to the backyarders Siyabonga Kalipa – 18 August 2009 – West Cape News Cape Town — After a battling … Continue reading

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