Lockdown offers homeless drug abusers a platform for change

For the homeless, especially those who have substance abuse problems, the lockdown has become a catalyst for sobriety, with opioid substitution therapy offering a new journey during these unprecedented times. The Lyttleton sports park in Pretoria, which has been turned into a makeshift shelter for the around 300 homeless people during the lockdown, has been […]

Gauteng’s homeless to be housed at schools during lockdown: Panyaza Lesufi

Gauteng’s government is planning to move homeless people, who largely depend on begging to survive, into public schools for the duration of the 21-day lockdown. Addressing the media with cabinet colleagues on Wednesday, education MEC Panyaza Lesufi said the provincial government had identified a number of schools with boarding facilities to house the homeless. President […]

Vulnerable homeless to get temporary shelters during coronavirus lockdown

As part of his government’s comprehensive lockdown of the country to combat the spread of Covid-19, President Cyril Ramaphosa on Thursday night announced that temporary shelters that meet the necessary hygiene standards will be identified for homeless people. This comes as the country’s confirmed cases of the CoronaVirus Sites spiked on Monday to 402 from […]