Abahlali: Blaze guts 80 homes - Settlement fire leaves 200 homeless

14 07 2008
July 14, 2008 Edition 3
by Mpume Madlala

SCORES of shacks went up in flames in the Kennedy Road informal settlement in Clare Estate this morning, as firefighters battled to bring the blaze under control.

Black smoke billowed into the sky, drifting across Durban, and could be seen kilometres away.

By 10am, firefighters had doused most of the flames and had managed to contain the fire to a corner of the settlement. Read the rest of this entry »

W Cape’s housing crisis hits the big screen

14 07 2008
by Francis Hweshe
July 14 2008 at 05:14PM
Source: Argus

The critical housing question in the province hit the big screen with politicians, activists and beneficiaries heading to the movie house to catch a provocative production focused on the housing crisis in the Western Cape.

Independent Democrats leader Patricia de Lille, Housing MEC Richard Dyantyi, mayoral committee member for housing Dan Plato and Ashraf Cassiem of the Anti-Eviction Campaign, among others, were part of the audience who watched Shamila’s House on Saturday afternoon. Read the rest of this entry »