The dictionary definition for a home is “a house, apartment, or other shelter that is the usual residence of a person, family, or household” but for many, the reality is that where you lay your head down is where you call home. Many residents of Johannesburg have travelled from far and wide to find greener pastures; they have made this vibrant city their home while they hustle to provide for their families who are left at home, hoping for a better life. As the child of a working class family from the rural Eastern Cape, I know all too well how it feels to have to recreate a home, far away from home. You find this foreign space, with cold, unfamiliar walls and you somehow need to turn it into your home, so you do that, you add items that represent you and remind you of the place you left behind, so that the one you are now in, can feel just as warm and loving as the home you left. You add facets of yourself, personal belongings and eventually you get used to that space, it becomes your place of comfort, your serene sense of bliss, where you rest your tired body after a hard day’s work. Over the past couple of weeks many residents in the Johannesburg CBD have been subjected to evictions and have been displaced from their temporary city “homes “. For many people the city of Johannesburg is a place with no guarantees and it is a place of uncertainty, this uncertainty is evident in the recent building evictions in downtown Johannesburg. This essay looks at the relationships people create with the spaces they inhabit using the recent evictions of residents in Johannesburg buildings. The people who evict the residents are just doing their jobs, earning their keep. But in the process many people are left homeless and many of them are unable to return to their homelands because the reason they are in the city is to provide for the people back home. This essay looks at how people from the same socio-economic spectrum were pitted against each other in a single day, how one group moved from evicting people who are as poor as them to playing soccer in the street and cordoning off the building, and how the other was left homeless and hopeless after being evicted from the homes they created. The purpose of this essay is to highlight the housing problem in Johannesburg inner city and how it affects the relationships that people build among each other.