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Over the last few years there has been a growing problem of “highjacked” buildings in the inner-city of Johannesburg. Owners of building are prevented from collecting rent or even running their buildings by…

On 12 December 2017 more than 300 people marched with African Diaspora Forum (ADF) against slave trades and human trafficking in Libya. The mood of the marchers was emotional as others roped themselves with chains to express their feelings…

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Families who are set to benefit from the Vulindlela Development Association (VDA) housing project in Pietermaritzburg have been waiting four years for their homes to be completed.The R2.1 billion housing…

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Marikana today is a land of rock dust and muddy water, where thousands of people live in informal settlements without access to electricity, adequate sanitation facilities or running water. They are desperate and angry; it is exactly as it was…

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On the 25th of March three sites (buildings) owned by the provincial government of the Western Cape were occupied by activists from various organisations and led by Ndifuna Ukwazi (NU). The building sites are the old Woodstock Hospital, the Helen…

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For a week in March this year (the 19th to the 24th), the Housing Assembly held its first annual political school in Salt River, Cape Town. The political school was attended by various organisations from all…

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The community of Khutsong is affected by many sinkholes, which are caused by faulty municipal waterpipes. Maria Tshabalala, one of the resident affected by these sinkholes told Karibu! that the sinkholes started small, when there was a sewer water pipe…

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The Housing Assembly (HA) was founded following a series of activist workshops facilitated by ILRIG. It is currently operating in the Western Cape, in communities like Tafelsig, Gugulethu and Blikkiesdorp. With many of the activists…

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On [9 March], a number of people (members of the community say more than 20 families) were evicted by City of Cape Town law enforcement officers from houses in Wolwerivier, the City’s housing project about 30km from the Cape Town…

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