Cape Town’s political head for Human Settlements, Malusi Booi, says the City has no intentions to evict families from their homes on the Cape Flats.
Last week, Booi met with committee members from Manenberg, Macassar and Bishop Lavis.
This is after the City had issued notices to unlawful occupants in its Community Residential Units last month.
The municipality says the vetting process is important to determine the rightful tenants.
It says many residents who are unlawfully occupying these units are not registered on the City’s Housing Needs Register.
Booi says they’re committed to assisting all lawful tenants.
“The intention is not to have people on the streets. But the intention is to make sure that – as the landlord – we know who the tenants are and are able to regularise them, and make sure that they have the necessary lease agreements.”
A representative from the Manenberg-based community organisation, Tjatjies Samekoms, previously said they were not happy with how the City dealt with issuing eviction notices.