Activists believe a radical “new normal” is needed for land reform By Kyla Hazell and Nkosikhona Swartbooi Three parcels of public land stand out from recent land contestation in Cape Town. One is the King David Mowbray Golf Course. One is the Tafelberg Site in Sea Point. And the other is an occupied plot in Ethembeni, Khayelitsha. Two of these sites were considered “surplus”...
Eviction of Kenneth Blaine escalates ideological battle between local government and Reclaim the City By Steve Kretzmann Lawyers representing the City of Cape Town have threatened legal action against activist organisation Reclaim The City unless it agrees, in writing, to not impede the City’s attempts to evict 80-year-old Kenneth Blaine from the council-owned house in Woodstock he has been living in for...
Judge refuses application for final interdict against occupation of controversial land By Mary-Anne Gontsana Social justice organisations have hailed the judgement in the case brought against them by property developers Growthpoint Properties as a victory. In the Western Cape High Court on Friday, Judge Judith Cloete discharged with costs Growthpoint’s application for a final interdict against Reclaim the City (RTC). On 4 December, RTC,...
Reclaim the City contests interdict against occupation of property in centre of Cape Town By Katherine Liu An interim interdict preventing the occupation of a site in Cape Town city centre being developed by GrowthPoint Properties was extended in the Western Cape High Court on Monday. Housing activist group Reclaim the City (RTC) occupied the property by building shacks, with members of #UniteBehind...