Article of Interest: Op-ed by Suzette Little: “The City doesn’t chase street people into shelters”

The Cape Argus, 15 April 2014 Author: Suzette Little (Mayoral Committee Member for Social Development and Early Childhood Development) Article available on IOL website here.

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Article of Interest: Homeless under the highway

Cape Argus (AM edition) 7 February 2014 Author: Dylan Oktober (staff reporter) This is an interesting article about the creative resilience of people who end up on the street. It looks at the life of Shane Scott who is living on a concrete shelf under the new hospital bend freeway flyover. Shane has also started [...]

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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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Convenor’s Thoughts: From park benches to changing the world…

Shaun Shelly recently wrote an anonymous letter in response to the furor about the City’s street-people-proof park benches. The letter was published and read out on by John Maytham on Cape Talk. Most people (including the SPF Convenor, Greg Andrews!) thought it was fake. So Shaun came out and declared himself the author of the [...]

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