The City of Cape Town has welcomed heritage approval to proceed with its social housing plans, but the hospital is already occupied By Matthew Hirsch Heritage Western Cape has given the City of Cape Town the green light for its plan to develop social housing at the old Woodstock hospital. The building has been occupied by people since 2017. Reclaim the...
City of Cape Town says national government slow to release “well-located” land for affordable housing By Marecia Damons Land and housing legal support organisations Ndifuna Ukwazi (NU) and Reclaim the City (RTC) say the City of Cape Town is moving too slowly on its promises to create affordable housing. In July 2017, the City announced that 11 pieces of public land in the...
Occupants agree to be surveyed by City and legal team By Liezl Human The Western Cape High Court has granted an order which will allow occupiers of the former Woodstock hospital to be surveyed about their identities and to determine how many occupants are living there. Housing activist group Reclaim the City has said that this application by the City of Cape Town...
Residents have turned the former Woodstock Hospital into a home and want the City of Cape Town to engage directly with them to come up with a solution, rather than evict them through the courts. By Matthew Hirsch It has been almost four years since residents occupied the Woodstock Hospital in Cape Town, now known as Cissie Gool House. The only...