Duarte and the housing racket

2 10 2009

ADRIAAN BASSON, ILHAM RAWOOT AND GLYNNIS UNDERHIL – Oct 02 2009 07:03 – M&G

It was supposed to be a flagship housing project. Eleven years later, Thubelisha Homes is the albatross around the neck of Human Settlements Minister Tokyo Sexwale, who inherited the flop from his predecessor, Lindiwe Sisulu, now defence minister.

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Media: Joe Slovo residents defy move to Delft

22 06 2009
21 June 2009, 13:32
By Nwabisa Msutwana-Stemela
Source: Mercury

Tension is mounting in Langa near Cape Town as informal settlers from Joe Slovo slowly fill up every available piece of open land in the more established areas. Read the rest of this entry »





Concourt Judgement on Joe Slovo to be handed down Wed 10 June

9 06 2009

AEC Press Alert on behalf of Joe Slovo Liberative Residents

The Constitutional Court judgement on Joe Slovo forced removal is to be handed down 10am Wednesday 10 June after almost a year of deliberation.  The entire community of 20,000 residents will be awaiting judgement in nervous anticipation.  There will be a gathering of residents and various activities inside Joe Slovo.  The AEC will be there in solidarity.

For more information, contact Mzwanele Zulu at 076 385 2369.  For comment, call Mr. Zulu after 10am See also the following media summary:

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Media: Report slams running of N2 Gateway project

2 05 2009
May 01 2009 at 02:30PM
By Ella Smook
Source: The Argus

A damning audit report of the N2 Gateway housing project reveals costly and widespread deficiencies in the planning, accounting, design and execution of the government’s flagship low-cost housing development.

The report, completed in June 2008 but tabled in parliament only last week, backs up complaints that have surrounded the project since its inception.
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Western Cape Anti-Eviction Campaign Press Statement

28 01 2008
Western Cape Anti-Eviction Campaign Press Statement
Monday 28th January 2008 4pm

CAPE TOWN – About 1000 Delft residents who occupied “Breaking New Ground” homes in Delft on December 20th 2007 will appear in the Cape High Court again tomorrow.

As usual, all the residents will be coming to the court and will hold a rally outside.

The residents will continue to be represented by Ashraf Cassiem, Anti-Eviction Campaign Legal Co-ordinator, since they do not have money for an advocate. The residents are all demanding to stay in their homes that they have occupied. All residents have a moral and legal right to be in those homes, having been on the waiting list for as long as 20 years.

The Anti-Eviction Campaign also rejects Thubelisha Homes’ assertion that the Anti-Eviction Campaign is working with the DA. Our position is very clear “no house, no land, no job, no vote.” We don’t support any political party, we support the people. The Anti-Eviction Campaign has a long history of opposing both the DA and ANC’s identical housing, water and evictions policies.

For comment please call Ashraf Cassiem on 076 1861408








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