Dispute Over South African Homeless Shelter Goes to High Court

The dispute between the South African Human Rights Commission and the City of Cape Town over conditions at the soon-to-be-closed Strandfontein shelter for homeless and vulnerable people will be heard by the  Western Cape High Court. The camp raised controversy after Doctors Without Borders' Dr. Gilles van Cutsem said that "gross overcrowding" at the site could lead to a devastating outbreak of tuberculosis or COVID-19, while the homeless community brought to the camp raised concern that no provisions were available to them.

The camp for homeless people set up by the City of Cape Town at Strandfontein.


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