Gugulethu standoff underscores struggle for urban land

Rubble blocks Lansdowne Road after residents protested the eviction of occupiers from land behind Nyanga Junction. Photo by Daneel Knoetze.

The household of Notelo Jita, 56, has become increasingly crowded in recent years. She lives in a two bedroom shack in Sweethome Farm – an area on the Cape Flats below the water table that is prone to regular flooding during winter.