For GroundUp


Nooraan Dreyer and her family, including three children and three grandchildren, have been ordered to leave their home of 11 years by 10am tomorrow, Thursday, 8 December. They’re the last of several families evicted by the property’s new owner who intends to turn the Salt River building into office space.

The Dreyers have been under threat of eviction since last year and in July the Cape Town Magistrates Court ordered that she be evicted. After negotiations, Dreyer’s landlord gave her permission to stay on for four months, rent free, and to find alternative accommodation by 30 November 2016.

In Salt River, where rents are increasing rapidly and, according to a News24 article, the average monthly rent is R6,301, this is difficult, particularly for low-to-mid-income earners.

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