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Articles of Interest: Homeless shelter talks hit obstacle

The following article appeared in the Cape Argus on Wednesday July 13, 2016.  Attempts by the city council to reduce the number of homeless people have hit a brick wall after negotiations to secure a building where people could be kept, fell flat. The mayoral committee member for social development and early childhood development, Suzette [...]

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City of Cape Town Research: An investigation of homelessness within the City of Cape Town

Map produced by City of Cape Town plotting the total population of street people.

In 2015 the City of Cape Town’s¬†Directorate of Social Development and Early Childhood Development commissioned research “to enumerate, to understand the phenomenon of homelessness, and to make suitable recommendations for intervention strategies and implementation plans within the City of Cape Town.” The research, in which several of the SPF member organisations participated, is presented here [...]

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