21 Sep 2011

Hangberg Hout Bay, a year after the riots

This is a video by @houtbayblogger of the 21 Septmber Riots in Hangberg Hout Bay in 2010.

The following article taken from eyewitnessnews.co.za/ Nathan Adams shows some progress is happening:

Hangberg residents sign peace accord,
Residents of Hangberg in Hout Bay and the City of Cape Town on Tuesday signed a peace and mediation accord over the areas redevelopment.

The agreement comes nearly a year after residents clashed violently with metro police who tried to evict them from the slopes of the sentinel.

Delon Egypt lost his eye when law enforcement officials shot at residents.

Earlier, he was seated next to Cape Town Mayor Patricia de Lille, signing a peace and mediation accord.

It is an agreement that includes a relocation process and housing development for the residents living within the fire break.

De Lille said it is a new beginning for the community.

The leadership group from Hangberg signed the agreement and maintained to build a prosperous future for their children.

Some stressed the agreement should not retract from the individual civil cases that are still pending, as the City has been served notices by about 20 individuals suing for personal injury.

 

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27 Sep 2010

Eye lost after rubber bullet strikes

Eye lost after rubber bullet strikes

Report by Caryn Dolley from iol.co.za:

Hangberg resident Auriol Cloete made breakfast for her children, saw two of them off to school and felt proud as she sat in the house she had built for them. Hours later the mother of four was partially blind, cowering on her bed, bleeding from the left eye, and screaming at her children to keep lying flat on the floor as police and residents clashed outside.

Read the rest of the report here…

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23 Sep 2010

“2 Days Later”

“2 Days Later”

It has been two days since the Hangberg Riots. While 790Tv is still receiving footage from the day, we went up to the community today and all was quiet. People were cleaning the streets of debris, painting walls and basically going about their daily lives.  In some ways it is strange how volatile it was and how normal it is now. I suppose the damage has been done and the plight highlighted by the massive exposure Hangberg received in the press and media.

The photo above was taken of the exclusive apartments, that are built on the street corner were all the rioting began. In some way the entire Hout Bay community is affected by the housing shortage and the ongoing search for a solution to the lack of adequate housing against a backdrop of a valley that is overcrowded by all the socio-ecenomic groups.

Anyway enough said! Just to finish off by saying 790Tv is always on the lookout for news stories from the community of Hout Bay. Video, text or photos we accept them all; follow us on twitter @790tv or email news@790tv.co.za and we have just past our 100th post.

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23 Sep 2010

Broken Houses on the firebreak in Hangberg

The footage was filmed by Greg Louw, community spokesperson for Hangberg. This is the first footage that has been released of the actual broken houses on the firebreak and their occupants. The footage raises the question about the legality of the police action, where houses were occupied and still torn down.

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23 Sep 2010

Hangberg resident hides in house and films riots

Voyeuristic view of the Hangberg riots filmed from inside a residents house.

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