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Media invitation: Come see proof of RDP houses being bought and sold in Mandela Park

25 November 2010 Mandela Park Backyarders invite the media to see firsthand the corruption in the Provincial Department of Human Settlements development in Mandela Park. Five Mandela Park Backyarders to appear in court today for ‘trespassing’. Advertisements

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Government organises the illegal occupation of their own unfinished houses

Mandela Park Backyarders Press Statement 15 November 2010 – For Immediate Release * Click here for the update on ‘Police hunting Backyarders’ * In the early hours of Monday the 15th of November, about 100 people invaded the 100 unfinished … Continue reading

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Construction In Mandela Park still closed but managing agent breaks with MEC and supports the Backyarders

26 September 2010 – Backyarders Press Release The residents of Mandela Park have now found unity after seeing the total failure of the government in developing their community. In a mass general meeting, residents vowed to support to the Backyarders … Continue reading

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Community to block corrupt construction in Mandela Park today

Mandela Park Backyarders Press Release – 15 September 2010 The community of Mandela Park decided to hold a general meeting this past Saturday to look at the current abuse of leadership in Mandela Park as well as the housing crisis … Continue reading

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Construction suspended for more than two weeks and still no sign of MEC

Mandela Park Backyarders Press Statement – 3 September 2010 Through protest, backyarders in Mandela Park have now held up construction of houses in the area for more than two weeks. But we are continuing to face intimidation and repression from … Continue reading

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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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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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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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