About 50 shacks have been moved to a safer site
Only about 50 out of thousands of shacks in Driftsands Nature Reserve have moved to safer ground since last month’s floods.
Cape Nature and the Western Cape Human Settlements Department asked people living on land at risk of flooding to relocate to a safer area in the nature reserve.
Many residents are resisting the move saying they want to remain close to schools; others want the City of Cape Town to provide them with serviced plots.
The relocation of shacks erected on unsafe ground in Driftsands Nature Reserve is proceeding slowly. Only 50 out of about 7,000 shacks alongside the Kuils River and the Driftsands dam retaining wall have…