Conflict in Stellenbosch mars housing development

Survivors of a Stellenbosch shack fire protest against the involvement of the Kayamandi Development Forum in a housing development process. Photo by Mandla Mnyakama.

The 2013 fire, caused by a candle, left three residents dead and at least 1,500 homeless (other estimates range up to 4,000). The new houses are earmarked for victims of the fire but residents fear that others, not affected by the fire, may also benefit from the project.