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Cape Town lawyer pleads not guilty to race attack

“Neighbour slashed my tyres because I’m black, then ran away from the police”, states complainant in criminal case

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A former Green Point resident who has charged a local attorney with malicious damage to property, believed the reason he slashed her car’s tyres was simply because she is black, and was defenceless. … Read more

One less obstacle for Bishopscourt land claimants

Dreams of returning home to Bishopscourt, one of the most expensive suburbs in Cape Town today, are a step closer for 86 families evicted during apartheid. This after an appeal against the Protea Village restitution housing project was withdrawn.

The Friends of Liesbeek Association had brought a town planning appeal on environmental grounds.… Read more

District Six evictions – again

They withstood apartheid removals, now District Six families fight eviction by private owner
  • Six original District Six cottages now face the threat of developer’s bulldozers.
  • The row of Victorian cottages in District Six survived apartheid demolition after a Catholic religious order begged for their protection.
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