Research undertaken in 2015 by groundup magazine about availibility of space in shelters in cape town. Comments about homless not wanting to go in sheltyers are a complex issues SEE THIS PAGE for more background on that subject.
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20 August 2015
Non-profit organisations in Cape Town say they are doing their best to assist homeless people living on the streets of the city, but there are simply not enough shelters or beds. The City’s street people enumeration project counted 7,383 homeless, of whom 2,521 were sleeping in shelters.
Wayne Staner of Somerset West Night Shelter says, “When we run short of space, we refer people to other shelters.”
Staner says more organisations need to offer shelters and that there should also be more care workers on the streets working with the homeless.