City of Cape Town to return belongings to homeless after agreement in court

City of Cape Town has been ordered by the Western Cape High Court in South Africa, to return the belongings of the homeless living around the Castle in the CBD. On June 1st, NGO Ndifuna Ukwazi filed a notice of motion with the Western Cape High Court to order the City to return tents, structures, materials, and other belongings. It follows after the City conducted an operation to address criminal activity and improve safety near tented camps in the CBD.

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9 June, 2022
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