STRANDFONTEIN

Media Statement: City of Cape Town, take your boot off our necks

The C19 People’s Coalition, its Anti Repression Working Group, along with accredited monitors of the South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) respond to the withdrawal of the interdict by the City of Cape Town. We, human rights monitors, human rights defenders, and respondents in the City of Cape Town’s case against the SAHRC reject the…

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…

What happens to Cape Town’s homeless as lockdown is eased?

NEWS | Jenni Evans and Nicole McCain | 16 May 2020 The City of Cape Town said it can no longer force homeless people to live in shelters now that the lockdown has eased from Level 5 to 4, denying it is dumping people as it shuts down its Strandfontein camp. This after the Muizenberg Improvement…

City commences with demolition of derelict buildings along coastline

CITY OF CAPE TOWN | 12 MAY 2020 | MEDIA RELEASE The City will, on 18 May 2020, commence with the demolition of derelict and unsafe buildings along the Atlantic and False Bay coastlines. This forms part of the detailed planning for the repair and refurbishment of our coastal assets. Read more below: ‘The demolitions were supposed…

City green-lights new street people accommodation options

CITY OF CAPE TOWN | 10 MAY 2020 STATEMENT BY MAYORAL COMMITTEE MEMBER FOR COMMUNITY SERVICES AND HEALTH, COUNCILLOR ZAHID BADROODIEN The City of Cape Town is finalising the closure of the Strandfontein temporary shelter for street people, and the accommodation needs of the persons on site who have requested ongoing assistance. It has adopted a…

Organisations ask court to close Strandfontein homeless camp

The City of Cape Town has relocated homeless people to this temporary homeless shelter at Strandfontein sports field. (Photo: Ashraf Hendricks) NEWS | By Vincent Cruywagen | 29 April 2020 The main point of contention is the high concentration of vulnerable and immune-compromised persons. Organisations opposed to a temporary homeless shelter at Strandfontein sports field…

Human Rights Commission report flays Cape Town’s Strandfontein relocation site

A homeless man shouts from behind a fenced off area during a media tour of the Strandfontein temporary homeless shelter site in Cape Town. (Photo: EPA-EFE / Nic Bothma) NEWS | By Suné Payne• 29 April 2020 Strandfontein relocation camp in Cape Town, where homeless people were moved after the Covid-19 lockdown, has been a…

Closure of Strandfontein Emergency Shelter a non-debate – Mayor Plato to SAHRC

CITY OF CAPE TOWN | 30 APRIL 2020 MEDIA RELEASE The closure of the Strandfontein Temporary Emergency Shelter is a non-debate, and the decommissioning process will proceed as originally planned by the City of Cape Town, ‘notwithstanding any false victories that narrow interest groups are jostling to manufacture’. Read more below. This was the message in…