CoCT COVID Info

WAIT FOR COCT SAFE SPACE CONTINUES FOR HOMELESS FROM STRANDFONTEIN SITE

A group homeless people is calling on the City of Cape Town to step up and take responsibility for them. They have been living at the Community Chest building for weeks now after the city apparently left them outside a site after the Strandfontein camp closed. Picture: Kaylynn Palm/EWN NEWS | 22 June 2020 | Kaylynn Palm…

City of CT feels no remorse for tearing down tents in Obs – homeless resident

NEWS | 11 June 2020 10:46 AM | by Qama Qukula Homeless people in Observatory have been left out in the cold after law enforcement removed tents erected for them by a local resident. On Tuesday, Observatory resident Terna Gyuse put up two marquees to shelter homeless people from the heavy rains. Gyuse is a member of…

CoCT COVID-19 Resource – 8 June 2020

During these difficult times, the City of Cape Town continues to do everything possible to deliver services to you, our residents. We have developed this COVID-19 mailer to equip you with a convenient resource to access all COVID-19 information. This includes thelatest statistics on the progress of the disease in Cape Town, measures that you…

Judge questions City of Cape Town’s motives in abandoned court application

NEWS | By Vincent Cruywagen | 9 June 2020 Judge Siraj Desai pointed out that the litigation was against a Chapter 9 institution and that it was unusual for an organ of state to seek an interdict against a constitutionally mandated guardian of democracy. The City of Cape Town has abandoned an application in the…

City and Design Indaba hand over Shelter bags to the homeless

CITY OF CAPE TOWN | 17 MAY 2020 | MEDIA RELEASE The City of Cape Town received a much-needed donation of 200 Shelter bags from Design Indaba. These bags were handed over by the City’s Disaster Risk Management Centre and Mayoral Committee Member for Community Service and Health, Councillor Zahid Badroodien, to homeless people at the City’s…

Cape Town Mayor hands out more than 2000 masks in Atlantis

CITY OF CAPE TOWN | 17 MAY 2020 | MEDIA RELEASE The Executive Mayor Dan Plato, joined by Mayoral Committee Member for Economic Opportunities and Asset Management, Alderman James Vos, distributed cloth masks donated by the private sector. Masks were handed out at the Wesfleur and Witsand informal trading areas.  ‘I am concerned that many people were…

RIGHTS VIOLATIONS THREATEN INDIVIDUALS AND COMMUNITIES VIA LOCKDOWN REGULATIONS IN South Africa

NEWS | By Media2 | Posted May 11, 2020 |  In C19PC Statement Commissioner Solomon Ayele Derrso Chairperson of the African Commission on Human and People’s Rights Chairperson and the Commissioner Rapporteur on the human rights situation in the RSA Dear Honorable Derrso Rights violations threaten individuals and communities via lockdown regulations in South Africa We, members of the C19 People’s Coalition,…

Thousands fined during weekly enforcement operations

CITY OF CAPE TOWN | 11 MAY 2020 | MEDIA RELEASE The City’s Metro Police and Traffic Service Departments made a total of 23 arrests on a range of charges, including possession of drugs, attempted murder, theft and contravening the National Disaster Act. Read more below: ‘There continue to be far too many people on the roads,…