[GroundUp] More than a year has passed since unrest and protests over housing erupted in Hermanus, yet very little has been done to resolve the problem.
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Port Harcourt -Many residents live in waterfront areas, on land with prime real-estate value and have no official housing documentation - making them especially vulnerable to evictions
[Capital FM] Nairobi -A Magistrate's Court has halted an eviction order that would have seen some 800 families expelled from a parcel of land in Nairobi's Mukuru Kwa Njenga slum.
[Capital FM] Nairobi -Where will we get the money from?
[GroundUp] A week after the most recent demolitions, residents from Azania Occupation in Cato Manor, Durban, endured yet another round of demolitions on Thursday. This time, their belongings were torched by law enforcement. Beds, cupboards, blankets and clothes were burnt. About 70 shacks were demolished.
[GroundUp] The City of Cape Town is sending water bills to families in shacks, even though they get their water from communal taps.
[GroundUp] Nomaphelo Nomala lives in a tiny shack in Endlovini informal settlement, Khayelitsha. Since the age of six, she has been paralysed down her right side and she has a speech impairment.
[News24Wire] Protest action near Durbanville, believed to be related to housing, has led to road closures, Western Cape traffic chief Kenny Africa said on Thursday.
[GroundUp] Three vehicles including a Golden Arrow bus were set alight during a protest in Philippi East on Wednesday morning. Residents from Siyangena, a new settlement which started in February last year are demanding basic services, and are alleged to have been responsible. The protest was triggered by the removal of illegal connections by a security company.
[Nairobi News] Chiromo Lane in Westlands Nairobi will be closed from Wednesday June 15 to January 15, 2020 to facilitate the construction of the vehicular underground tunnel for the multi-billion Global Trade Center.
[Nation] Motorists may have to allocate more time for parking or risk getting to work late or even missing important meetings as the new Nairobi revenue collection system is yet to start running smoothly.
[GroundUp] Miriam Ramaite has lived in her Vaalkamers, Kliptown shack for 33 years. Her daughter grew up here, and her grandchildren are growing up here too, using one of the three chemical toilets shared by seven households.
[News24Wire] Kempton Park residents who have been without power since Saturday were left angry and disappointed after a full restoration set for 18:00 on Tuesday didn't materialise.
[GroundUp] About 100 shack dwellers at Azanian Occupation in Cato Manor, Durban, are rebuilding their homes after demolitions carried out by the eThekwini Municipality Land Invasion Unit last week.
[Daily Maverick] Jacob Mamabolo, newly installed Gauteng Roads and Transport MEC, has signed an agreement with Nancefield Dube West Taxi Association and Witwatersrand Taxi Association for the reopening of taxi ranks and routes that were closed by violence in early March. The department plans to conduct an investigation into routes and is confident that the agreement will be implemented.
[GroundUp] Raw sewage from broken manholes is flooding the streets of Wells Estate in Port Elizabeth. Residents say the problem started a year ago.
[Addis Fortune] Samrawit Fikru , founder and CEO of Hybrid Designs, the company behind the internet and phone-based ride-hailing service RIDE that is disrupting the traditional taxi business in Addis Abeba, was one of the marquee entrepreneurs highlighted at the ICT Expo.
[Nairobi News] Citi motorists are being charged more to transact in the newly introduced revenue collection system by Nairobi County government.
[Nairobi News] The National Transport and Safety Authority (NTSA) has revoked the licence of City Travelers Sacco Operators over what they have termed as traffic violations.
South Africa: Residents Told Not to Dump Rubbish Illegally ... but Municipality Fails to Collect Their Waste
[GroundUp] Residents of Khayelitsha, Uitenhage, say they have had to resort to illegal dumping because of a lack of regular refuse collection by the municipality in ward 42. The problem has been ongoing for months.
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