02 May 2017
“…Hundreds of people, mostly backyarders in Town Two, began their occupation on May 15, demarcating hundreds of sites on vacant pieces of land in the area. One of the pieces of open land is next to the Khayelitsha Magistrates’ Court. The other two sites were in Makhaya and Kuyasa. Last week, GroundUp visited the area where some of the erected structures were being demolished. Hundreds of sites were also demarcated on the land. The occupation is one of the biggest in the city in recent years. The backyarders say they are tired of renting and living with their parents, while a large piece of land has been empty for years…” – news24
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