Housing needs & Eviction

Eviction cases of residents from homes in prime areas and close to the inner city are on the rise with more than 60 cases already brought before Cape Town Magistrate’s Court between April and July. This is according to data collected by information and research centre Open Up who works closely with organisation like Reclaim the City a movement of tenants and workers campaigning to stop the displacement of people from well-located areas and secure access to decent affordable houses.

Now evictions come in different forms with private home owners, City of Cape Town and even the Department of Human Settlement responsible for the displacement of families.