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There are cases where a single flat apartment in Hillbrow (Johannesburg) houses more tenants than…

The community of Daveyton (on the eastrand of Johannesburg) stood together on Monday morning…

In the early morning of Monday, 28 September, lots of people from the informal settlements Kokotela in Lawley 2, Lakeview, Kuvukiland and Phumulamqashi (south of Johannesburg), were woken up by their leaders with the message that they should get ready for a total shutdown…

Residents in Orange Farm squatter camp (south of Johannesburg), have decided that enough is enough following a new rule that says “if you don’t live on your stand, it will be sold”…

The people who are occupying the land have seen these open spaces vacant for more than 20 years. When people asked the City of Cape Town about plans for this land, they never got a clear answer…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…