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Homeless fear end of Covid state of disaster could trigger evictions

Regulations saved District 6 informal settlers from removal, but they worry they won’t have that protection this time

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Many South Africans are looking forward to the national state of disaster being lifted, but the prospect has given homeless Cape Town pensioner Elizabeth Davids sleepless nights.

Davids, 64, is worried the change could open the floodgates for eviction of homeless people, which has been banned by Covid-19 disaster management regulations .

On Wednesday, cooperative governance minister Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma gazetted regulations aimed at ending the state of disaster, giving people 48 hours to comment on the “minimal and confined regulations” left in place for 30 days...

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