The 31 people, who are living in a tent, lost everything during the floods in which 71 people died and resulted in damage estimated at R1.1 billion.
The group, who had previously lived at Shannon Drive in Reservoir Hills, said they would grab the land at a sports ground in Halpin Avenue where they have been living for the past two months.
One of the victims, Nhlanhla Ngubane, 47, described the living conditions at their current site as “unbearable”, saying they were in need of “urgent assistance”.
Ngubane said it had been seven months since he completed his multi-drug resistant tuberculosis (MRD TB) treatment. He said that the unhygienic conditions he lived under might have caused his sickness to get worse.