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Media Release: Winter is Coming: Ready or Not

WINTER IS COMING: READY OR NOT One of the few key initiatives by City of Cape Town’s Social Development and Early Childhood Development Directorate, which supposedly aims to service street people, is the Winter Readiness Programme. In theory the programme seeks to bolster existing independent service providers in the sector, in particular shelters, with additional [...]

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Letter to the Editor: The Dignity Project

Letter to the Editor: The Dignity Project

This letter to the editor of the Cape Argus appeared on Thursday April 28, 2016. As the Street People’s Forum (SPF), a sector body of organisations whose clients include people living on the streets of Cape Town, we have been delighted and encouraged to follow The Dignity Project in the Cape Argus over the past [...]

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Media Release: SPF response to CoCT Survey of Street People

STATEMENT IN RESPONSE TO CITY OF CAPE TOWN DIRECTORATE OF SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT AND EARLY CHILDHOOD DEVELOPMENT’S RELEASE OF ITS RESEARCH REPORT ON HOMELESSNESS IN CAPE TOWN On Thursday, 6 August 2015 the City of Cape Town convened a media briefing to release a summary of the results from research conducted by city-appointed researcher Lynn Hendricks [...]

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Media Release: “Treat street people with dignity”

Cape Times op-ed, 19 November 2013 Author: Greg Andrew (Convenor, Street People’s Forum) The article is available on the IOL website here. You can download a PDF version here. ================================ It’s almost the holidays – time to enjoy family and friends. It’s also a time when being confronted by a beggar is particularly uncomfortable. It [...]

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