About us

Reclaim the City is a social movement of tenants and working-class people living and working in the inner city of Cape Town and surrounds who are standing together in solidarity against evictions and displacement, and are actively taking on further campaigns to advocate and fight for land to be viewed and used as land for the people, not for profit.

Reclaim the City was borne out of a campaign that was launched by Ndifuna Ukwazi in February 2016 to stop the sale of publicly owned land with the demand that that parcel of land should be developed and used for affordable housing. The campaign has evolved into an independent movement with its own leaders and structures, separate from Ndifuna Ukwazi.