ARTICLES RELATING TO LWANDLE EVICTIONS

Lwandle mass evictions illegal - Sisulu

2014-10-23 22:31

The mass eviction of more than 800 families from Sanral land in Lwandle near Somerset West earlier this year was illegal, Human Settlements Minister Lindiwe Sisulu says.

Lwandle report handed to Sisulu

2014-10-08 15:52

A report into the eviction of 800 families from Sanral-owned land in Lwandle, Cape Town, has been handed to Human Settlements Minister Lindiwe Sisulu.

Museum: Lwandle remains dislocated and invisible

2014-09-10 18:24

The Lwandle township in Cape Town was "off the map" until people and structures were recently violently removed from the land there, the Lwandle Migrant Labour Museum said.

SAHRC : Evictions must involve 'ubuntu'

2014-09-10 14:48

Evictions of illegal land dwellers must be done humanely, the SA Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) said in Cape Town on Wednesday.

Call for final Lwandle submissions

2014-09-03 22:24

The inquiry investigating the Lwandle evictions from Sanral-owned land in Cape Town has called for all interested parties to make final submissions.

Lwandle inquiry extended

2014-08-04 05:00

The term of the inquiry into the removal of people from Sanral-owned land in Cape Town has been extended, spokesperson Vusi Tshose says.

Lwandle evictions: I had no money to pay rent

2014-07-29 23:05

A man built a structure on Sanral-owned land in Cape Town after he lost his job and could not pay rent for a backyard dwelling, he has said.

De Lille: Two Lwandle evictions this year

2014-07-15 18:57

Two evictions on Sanral-owned land in Lwandle, Cape Town, took place this year, Mayor Patricia de Lille has said in trying to set out the "facts".

Evicted Lwandle residents to be moved back

2014-07-14 14:12

A group of people evicted from Sanral-owned land in Lwandle, Cape Town, are to be moved back there because the land they were moved to is inadequate, an inquiry into the matter has heard.

Lwandle evictions hearings to start

2014-07-11 06:10

Public hearings into last month's eviction of illegal shack dwellers in Lwandle, near Cape Town, will begin next week, the housing ministry says.

Lwandle evictions: what went wrong?

2014-06-13 12:41

As the government opens an investigation into the blame game over the evicted Lwandle families, News24 tries to makes sense of the human tragedy.

Housing development planned for Lwandle evictees

2014-06-12 06:57

A new housing development project is being planned to accommodate evicted Lwandle families and others from surrounding areas, the City of Cape Town has said.

Sisulu, De Lille to visit Lwandle families

2014-06-11 05:33

Human Settlements Minister Lindiwe Sisulu and Cape Town Mayor Patricia de Lille will visit the evicted Lwandle families.

Lwandle evictees relocation met with anger

2014-06-10 09:07
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Cape Town’s eviction drama has taken another turn as tensions rose between Blackheath residents and their new neighbours who were moved from Lwandle last week.

De Lille: Sanral must follow processes

2014-06-09 16:42

Sanral needs to comply with statutory processes before it can move evicted families onto new land in Cape Town, Mayor Patricia de Lille has said.

Sisulu: Zille wasn't stirring a pot

2014-06-05 20:08
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Western Cape Premier Helen Zille's absence at a hall for evicted Cape Town shack dwellers was surprising, Human Settlements Minister Lindiwe Sisulu has said.

Lwandle locals take shelter from cold

2014-06-04 15:15

Residents of Lwandle in Cape Town have made a community hall their home after their shacks were set alight and destroyed during their eviction.

EFF criticises Lwandle evictions

2014-06-03 19:08
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Evictions this week in Lwandle near Somerset West in the Western Cape were anti-black and anti-poor, the EFF has said.

Ministers to visit Cape eviction site

2014-06-03 17:15

Transport Minister Dipuo Peters and Human Settlements Minister Lindiwe Sisulu are to visit the scene of evictions at Lwandle near Strand to try find solutions to the situation.

Trio held in Strand for public violence

2014-06-03 14:53

Three people were arrested for public violence during evictions in Lwandle, outside Cape Town, Western Cape police have said.

ANC condemns Cape Town evictions

2014-06-03 10:35
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The eviction of people from land owned by Sanral in Cape Town was meted out as a punishment to the community for not voting for the DA in the elections, the ANC says.

 

'Waste' of inquiry over - De Lille

2014-10-08 19:38

The City of Cape Town is happy that the report from an inquiry into the mass eviction of more than 800 families from Lwandle has been completed, Mayor Patricia de Lille says.

Inquiry report into Lwandle evictions completed

2014-10-02 19:39

The ministerial inquiry's report into the Lwandle, Cape Town, evictions has been completed and will be handed over to Human Settlements Minister Lindiwe Sisulu.

Lawyer: Lwandle court order unconstitutional

2014-09-10 17:05

The court order that Sanral used to remove people and structures off its land is unconstitutional, the National Association of Democratic Lawyers (Nadel) has said.

Research groups expected at Lwandle inquiry

2014-09-10 08:31

Legal and policy research institutions are expected to make presentations at the Lwandle commission of inquiry.

Lwandle eviction video raises objections

2014-08-26 16:06

A shortened video, showing residents and police facing off over shacks being removed in Cape Town, has been objected to by members of the Lwandle inquiry.

Student: My possessions were demolished

2014-07-31 17:15

Structures erected on Sanral-owned land in Cape Town were demolished with possessions still inside, a student who lived there says.

Lwandle eviction hearings to continue

2014-07-22 08:36

Public hearings into the eviction of illegal shack dwellers in Lwandle, Cape Town, are expected to continue.

Zille to brief media on Lwandle

2014-07-15 07:04

Western Cape Premier Helen Zille is expected to brief media in Cape Town on the Lwandle inquiry into the removal of 849 families from Sanral-owned land.

Lwandle evictions hearings set to start

2014-07-14 07:58

Public hearings into the eviction of illegal shack dwellers in Lwandle, Cape Town, are expected to begin.

Macassar residents protest over evictees

2014-06-24 19:59

Metro police in Cape Town say they are monitoring Macassar following violent protests over the relocation of Nomzamo residents.

Sisulu: Evictions should be humane

2014-06-13 05:00

Human Settlements Minister Lindiwe Sisulu has called on land owners to be humane when enforcing evictions.

MEC: Evictions distasteful

2014-06-11 21:13

The way people are evicted from their dwellings is distasteful and has to stop, Gauteng Human Settlements MEC Jacob Mamabolo has said.

Land not yet chosen for Lwandle evictees

2014-06-10 22:58

No decision has yet been made on where evicted shack dwellers will be moved to in Cape Town, a national human settlements official says.

Sisulu: Zille should have taken responsibility

2014-06-10 05:00
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Western Cape Premier Helen Zille should have taken responsibility for Lwandle residents from day one, Human Settlement Minister Lindiwe Sisulu says.

Zille blames politics for Lwandle evictions

2014-06-09 14:32
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The "real story" behind the Lwandle evictions in the Western Cape is a political one, DA leader Helen Zille has suggested.

Housing delegation visits Lwandle

2014-06-04 17:58

Human settlements officials visited Lwandle in Cape Town where over 200 illegal shacks were recently demolished, a city councillor has said.

Lwandle residents get hot meals

2014-06-04 11:29

Around 800 people evicted from Lwandle in Cape Town have received hot meals as a cold front hits the city. The residents were displaced after 223 shacks were demolished earlier in the week.

Evictions: Sanral blames City of Cape Town

2014-06-03 18:03
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The City of Cape Town could have avoided the eviction of shack dwellers in Lwandle settlement if it did not walk away from discussions about the issue, Sanral says.

Cape Town: Evicted people to get shelter

2014-06-03 16:08
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People evicted from Sanral-owned land at Lwandle, Strand, will be given short-term shelter, the City of Cape Town says.

Petrol bombs fly during Cape Town evictions

2014-06-03 12:41
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Petrol bombs have been thrown during evictions in Lwandle, Strand, Western Cape police have said.

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