ARTICLES RELATING TO HOMELESS

City of Cape Town to use bylaws to remove refugees

2019-12-21 19:07

The City of Cape Town has withdrawn its application for an urgent interdict against a group of refugees in and around the Methodist Church on Longmarket Street.

England's housing crisis has gotten so bad that children are living in shipping containers. Nearly 400,000 more kids could be homeless soon.

2019-08-23 07:48

The Children's Commissioner's Office found families living in cramped shipping containers, bed and breakfasts, and converted office buildings.

WATCH: These are the real reasons people become homeless

2019-07-16 11:04

Almost 5 000 people in Cape Town are homeless and an estimated 700 are living in the central business district, but the cause might not be what you expect.

No funding for shelters for Johannesburg's homeless

2019-07-09 07:34

City says 10,000 people are living on its streets, but it only funds one shelter

Pavement fines for the homeless: Rights body wants answers from City of Cape Town

2019-07-03 15:54

The SA Human Rights Commission wants to urgently meet City of Cape Town officials over street by-laws being enforced that have resulted in a number of homeless people being fined, the rights body said on Wednesday.

Pavement fines 'not new' - City of Cape Town defends its efforts to assist homeless

2019-07-02 18:06

As people come to terms with the inevitable effects that a public places by-law has on the homeless, including being fined, the City of Cape Town has defended its efforts to help the vulnerable get off the streets.

Homeless Killings: Task team hits the ground running in search for 'nocturnal prowler'

2019-06-19 16:50

The high-level task team deployed to investigate a spate of murders of homeless people in Muckleneuk in Tshwane, has hit the ground running.

A man on death row skipped his last meal and asked for the money to be donated to people experiencing homelessness

2019-05-20 12:20

Don Johnson asked that the $20 that would have been put toward his final meal be donated to people living with homelessness.

OLX wants Mandela Day Street Store donations

2018-07-13 16:23

Classifieds platform OLX, in partnership with The Haven Night Shelter, is looking for donors ahead of the Street Store planned on Mandela Day.

Help spread a little warmth this winter

2018-05-16 12:41

Let us not forget those without the luxuries of warmth in cold weather

 

Google contractors allegedly offered darker-skinned homeless people gift cards to scan their faces for facial recognition software

2019-10-05 12:54

Multiple sources claiming to have worked on the data collection project claim they were instructed to record the faces of homeless people

Court hears investigations still outstanding in homeless attack case

2019-07-30 17:55

The case against a man accused of stabbing a homeless man in May has been postponed again as investigations are still outstanding.

Homeless death: DA stands by negligence claim

2019-07-11 18:15

The Democratic Alliance is questioning the Gauteng health department's claim that a homeless man who died outside the Tshwane district hospital last week Tuesday was not denied access to healthcare.

No truth to reports homeless man was denied access to healthcare – Gauteng health MEC

2019-07-07 16:36

Gauteng Health MEC Dr Bandile Masuku says there is no truth to reports that a homeless man was denied access to healthcare services at the Tshwane District Hospital this week.

Surviving on God's mercy on the cold streets of the City of Gold

2019-07-02 21:28

"No one wants to live on the streets wearing a single blanket in this cold weather. This winter is very cold," 43-year-old Themba Vava told News24 as temperatures fell.

ANC appalled at City of Cape Town's 'war against the homeless'

2019-07-01 22:15

The ANC in the Western Cape says it is appalled and disgusted by the City of Cape Town's "war against the homeless" after it was revealed that a by-law was being enforced that saw homeless people being fined for obstructing pavements.

'Serial killer' targeting Pretoria's homeless - report

2019-06-13 08:17

A serial killer may be on the loose in Pretoria, targeting homeless people sleeping in parks in the city.

Living on a dumpsite since 1992

2018-11-17 10:28

They've been forgotten, say residents of eTipini in East London.

HOBOS LEFT OUT IN THE COLD

2018-05-17 13:00

OPERATION Buya Mthetho was in full swing again despite the cold autumn morning.

Government houses stand empty while land debate rages

2018-04-10 10:54

More and more properties owned by government departments are standing empty and have become derelict. It is not clear whether or not this is a result of land expropriation or mismanagement.

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