Monday, April 24, 2006

Special Assignment - No room for the poor

Many stinking and unsafe buildings tower above the streets of Johannesburg’s inner city. Some the original owners have just abandoned. Others have been “hijacked”, leaving landlords without an income or access to their properties.

his Tuesday Special Assignment takes us into the lives of the families who live in these dark and dilapidated blocks. Up till now the City of Joburg’s response to these so-called bad buildings was to evict the people living there. It was part of the strategy to transform Jozi into a world class city. Recently a high court judge ruled this to be unconstitutional: unless the city could come up with a plan for alternative housing, the evictions couldn’t be carried out.

Tonight on SABC 3 at 21h30 Special Assignment

Solution: Build your own Cannabrick Home

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