Monday, February 13, 2006

Habitat in Crisis

  1. Khayelitsha residents stone councillor's home Police on Sunday night said 300 Khayelitsha residents dissatisfied with a lack of housing demonstrated outside the home of a ward councillor, stoning it.
  2. Orange Farm shacks damaged by floods At least 150 shacks in Orange Farm, south of Johannesburg, have been damaged by flash floods following heavy rains in the area, Emergency Management Services (EMS) said tonight.Gavin Wilson, the EMS spokesperson, said the city's disaster management team was called to area and efforts to move the affected to a safer place were under way. He said between 400 to 600, "or even more" could be affected by the floods.
  3. 35 mud houses collapse after heavy rains at Broedersput near Delareyville in the North West. Charles Loolwane, the mayor of Tswaing municipality, says the municipality will provide alternative accommodation and food for the local residents whose houses have collapsed.Loolwane says they have contacted the disaster management to assist with tents because most of the houses have fallen and they are mud build houses. He says they are providing shelter by giving them tents, as alternative accommodation and they will also contact social development for food parcels because some of the victims don't have food.

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