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Cape Town residents call for land for “dignified homes”

GroundUp reports on the thousands of people who marched through Cape Town from Keizersgracht Street to the Civic Centre on Wednesday, Human Rights Day. They handed a memorandum to government representatives demanding land for people to live on.

The march was organised by the Social Justice Coalition (SJC), District 6 Working Committee, Ndifuna Ukwazi and Reclaim the City. It was attended by people from across the city, the majority of them people living in informal settlements or renting backyard shacks. Residents of Marikana, Khayelitsha, Gugulethu, Kraaifontein, Masiphumelele and Manenberg were there.

“We are here today because we want land. Thousands of people are here today because they are frustrated. There are thousands more people across the country who are feeling the same way,” said SJC General Secretary Axolile Notywala.

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Article: "Cape Town residents call for land for “dignified homes”" by Thembela Ntongana for GroundUp, used under CC BY - ND 4.0/ Desaturated from original

Photo: Ashraf Hendricks for GroundUp, licenced under CC BY - ND 4.0


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