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Statement on a letter from the Ruyterwacht Community Association (8 March 2021)

8 March 2021 COMMUNICARE’S RESPONSE TO OPEN LETTER Statement on a letter from the Ruyterwacht Community Association “There is nothing illegal about the acquisition or sale of land in Ruyterwacht. About 85% of property has already been sold since the 1980s. Communicare (and its fully owned subsidiary, goodfind Properties) is the registered and legal owner of property which we are selling. Ruyterwacht is not a social housing development regulated by the Social Housing Regulatory Authority (SHRA). However, Communicare has been working with government to secure two finance opportunities for [...]

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Statement on the illegal invasion of units ( 5 March 2021 )

5 March 2021 Statement on the illegal invasion of units Communicare condemns the actions of those who violently forced their way into 18 apartments at our Goedehoep Rental Complex in Brooklyn on the 2ndand 3rdof March 2021. Trespassers used crowbars to force their way onto the apartments which were being prepared for new tenants to move in. It is important to note that some of the trespassers included women and children. The trespassers welded the security gates of the apartments shut, to lock themselves in. Their actions caused much [...]

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Removal of trespassers from Communicare’s property: unit 28 Ysterplaat, Brooklyn (14 February 2021)

14 February 2021 Removal of trespassers from Communicare’s property:unit 28 Ysterplaat, Brooklyn On Sunday evening (7 February 2021), Communicare received notification from residentsin the area and its security company, that there were suspicious movements around Unit 28 Ysterplaat in Brooklyn. Specifically, residents were concerned that the property was about to be occupied. On further investigation, it was found that three armed males and one female had broken into the property. Communicare thereafter opened a break-in and trespassing case at the Maitland offices of the South African Police Service (SAPS; [...]

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Statement on current status on the redevelopment of Welverdiend (26 January 2021)

26 January 2021 Statement on current status on the redevelopment of Welverdiend Communicare has made progress on the planned redevelopment of one of its properties, Welverdiend in Rondebosch. Tenants were informed in October 2019 about Communicare’s plan to relocate them to suitable accommodation of their choice within our portfolio as a result of the decision to demolish the ageing property with failing infrastructure. Communicare plans to redevelop the property into affordable rental units. Finding new homes for tenants Communicare’s key priority was finding new homes for tenants particularly the [...]

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Update on eviction notice to building hijackers at Albatros

12 December 2020 Update on eviction notice to building hijackers at Albatros On 30 October 2020, the Court ordered the eviction of those illegally occupying 12 units in Albatros, a block of flats belonging to Communicare. The Court gave the occupantsuntil14 December to vacate the premises. The Sheriff of the Court will thereafter evict all those who refuse to leave. Regrettably, none of the occupants have moved out despite the court giving them more than a months’ notice. If the apartments are not vacated by the date specified by [...]

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Statement on Eviction Order for Albatros Building Hijackers (3 November 2020)

3 November 2020 Court grants eviction order for Albatros building hijackers Communicare experienced attempts to hijack several of its properties in Cape Town over the last two years. The actions of these parties were reported to the police who have brought charges of burglary and trespassing against them and for which they were arrested and appeared in court. In March last year the High Court also interdicted the individuals involved from unlawfully occupying more units and from inciting others to do so. Locks to buildings werecut, unarmed security guards [...]

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Statement on the Albatros building hijacking(29 October 2020)

29 October 2020 Statement on the Albatros building hijacking Communicare experienced attempts to hijack several of its properties in Cape Town over the last two years. The actions of these parties were reported to the police who have brought charges of burglary and trespassing against them and for which they were arrested and appeared in court. In March last year the High Court also interdicted the individuals involved from unlawfully occupying more units and from inciting others to do so. Communicare applied to the High Court for an order [...]

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Response to Article (Thornton Residents Case Postponed) 8 May 2020

8 May 2020 Dear Odwa, Your article entitled “Thornton resident’s case postponed” on page 3 of the Cape Times on 8 May 2020 refers. I am concerned about consistent inaccurate reporting by Independent Newspapers on Communicare. The current article is a case in point. I wish topoint out the following inaccuracies: 1. The headline state that the case was postponed. There was no case. Communicare met with the judge in chambers. That is all that happened. The statement is clear about this. 2. The story consistently refers to “tenants” [...]

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Communicare takes action to protect albatross tenants (7 May 2020)

Thursday, 7 May 2020 Communicare takes action to protect albatross tenants No-one was evicted at Albatross today. The incident at Albatross, a property owned by Communicare, dates back to September last year when locks to the premises were cut in an attempt to hijack and illegally occupy the building. These people are illegal occupants not tenants. Communicare lodged a criminal case at the time and is in the process of seeking a court order to bar the culprits from illegally occupying the premises. The court will ultimately decide whether [...]

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Communicare offers rental relief for tenants affected by lockdown (29 April 2020)

29 April 2020 Communicare offers rental relief for tenants affected by lockdown PresidentRamaphosa’sdeclaration ofa National State of Disasterto curb the spread of the Covid-19 virus wasin the interest of the wellbeing and safety of all in South Africa. The lockdown has severely disrupted our economy and has grave impacts for those with low incomes in our society. It presents new challenges for Communicare and our tenants. We understand that the lockdown may have thrown tenants’ income and livelihoods into turmoil.We are working with tenants to ease the impact of [...]

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