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December 08, 2010 Edition 2
JASON WARNER and |NATASHA PRINCE Staff Reporters – Cape Argus
HUNDREDS of Khayelitsha residents have been left homeless after a fire ripped through the township, destroying nearly 100 shacks over the course of several hours.
Despite widespread damage, no injuries or deaths were reported.
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Tags: blikkiesdorp, Dan Plato, electrification, shack fires
Categories : Anti-Eviction Campaign, Archives, Delft - evictions + resistance, News & Press Release
BLIKKIESDORP COMMUNITY- DELFT (SYMPHONYWAY TRA)
DATE: 2ND November 2009
To: The Mayor – Dan Plato
From: Blikkiesdorp Anti- Eviction Campaign (Western Cape)
Subject: Installation of Electricity
It has become common knowledge that the government and politicians ignore the poor. Members of the Blikkiesdorp community have been trying to set up a meeting with Mayor Dan Plato for several weeks now regarding the installation of electricity in the area. Read the rest of this entry »
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Tags: blikkiesdorp, electrification, Symphony Way, Temporary Relocation Area
Categories : Archives, Delft - evictions + resistance, Mainstream and Other News
October 16, 2009 Edition 1 – Cape Times
ANEL LEWIS and MARY-ANNE GONTSANA
WITH hopes of finding an alternative to Blikkiesdorp dashed, members of the Symphony Way Anti-Eviction Campaign will today meet with the City of Cape Town about the terms of the relocation of people living illegally on the pavement in Delft.
But the community has indicated that a relocation as soon as Monday will not be possible until several conditions are in place. Read the rest of this entry »
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Tags: electrification, service delivery
Categories : Archives, Mainstream and Other News, Site B and Site C in Khayelitsha
Note: Solidarity with residents of Site C, Khayelitsha who, when first attacked by oppression and then by the police, defend themselves with burning tires and stones.
April 29 2009 at 12:29PM
By Nomangesi Mbiza and Natasha Prince
Lansdowne Road in Khayelitsha was turned into a war zone for the second consecutive night as residents vented their fury over service delivery problems, forcing police to close the road in the face of stonings and burning of tyres and rubbish.
The protesting residents in Site C charged that they had seen no change in the area in 15 years, with conditions now deteriorating further.
“We have no toilets, no water and no electricity, and we are being forced to connect electricity illegally,” said resident Justice Tshaka. Read the rest of this entry »
By Natasha Prince and Murray Williams
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Tags: COPE, Disaster Management, electrification, fire
Categories : Archives, Joe Slovo, Mainstream and Other News
March 09 2009 at 03:25PM
Source: Cape Argus
Cape Town – The scene at Joe Slovo informal settlement was one of devastation on Monday after the south-easter turned a small fire there into a raging inferno that razed 400 shacks and left about 1 600 people homeless.
The fire started at about 2.00am on the corner of the N2 and Vanguard Drive. Read the rest of this entry »