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'We want the land on the other side of the railway line, we want to go home'

7 August 2019 8:33 AM
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Parkwood
affordable housing
Gatvol Capetonian

Fadiel Adams from the Gatvol Capetonian movement about the planned shutdown on Thursday.

The Parkwood area was prominent in the news in May when a number of protests were staged over the lack of housing, a year after backyard dwellers had taken over vacant bits of land off Prince George Drive.

Residents from 13 communities on the Cape Flats, including Parkwood, are planning to shut down the entrances and exits of their communities to highlight the shortage of affordable housing opportunities in Cape Town.

Africa Melane speaks to Fadiel Adams from the Gatvol Capetonian movement about the planned shutdown on Thursday.

We are shutting down in defiance of the marginalisation of the people of the Cape Flats because of apartheid spatial planning that forces us to live in backyards and overcrowded rentals and council housing.

Fadiel Adams - Gatvol Capetonian movement

Mayoral Committee Member for Human Settlements Malusi Booi earlier told Melane that social housing work underway in Parkwood which falls under the Greater Retreat Project and the province plans to develop parcels of land.

But Adams disagrees and says nothing has been done.

We want the land on the other side of the railway line. We want to go home.

Fadiel Adams - Gatvol Capetonian movement

Adams says they want the acres of vacant land and will build houses themselves.

A caller Sara phoned to say she feels the action is selfish as people living in the affected areas were not consulted.

Adams responded with shock saying community meetings were held in every area.

Bonteheuwel councillor Angus McKenzie called in and says he agrees with caller Sara as people may lose jobs due to the shutdown.

A shutdown will drive the local economy into the ground and destabilise the good work being done.

Fadiel Adams - Gatvol Capetonian movement

Listen to the interview and calls below:


This article first appeared on CapeTalk : 'We want the land on the other side of the railway line, we want to go home'


7 August 2019 8:33 AM
Tags:
Parkwood
affordable housing
Gatvol Capetonian

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