Gauteng Police Commissioner Elias Mawela says the mushrooming of illegal structures in Alexandra, north of Johannesburg is hard to tackle because the residents keep on rebuilding when their houses are demolished.
The inquiry into the soci-economic conditions in Alexandra has reconvened in Johannesburg.
Outgoing Gauteng Human Settlements MEC, Uhuru Moiloa, says until land issues are resolved, it’s going to be difficult to resolve service delivery issues facing Alexandra.
Deputy Public Protector Advocate Kevin Malunga has criticised the eThekwini municipality of failing to improve the living conditions at the Glebelands hostel in Umlazi, south of Durban.
The South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) says all spheres of government, from provincial to municipal level, must account to the people of Alexandra.