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MPlain school shutdown after toilets vandalized

By Aneeqa Du Plessis Appalled parents shut down Alpine Primary School in Mitchells Plain on Wednesday after 1300 children were expected to share two toilets. Alpine primary has been the target of continuous vandalism incidents. Several complaints were reported to the province’s Safe School Call Centre during the holidays. In[…]

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The Chronicles of Cathkin Village

It’s been just under two years since the informal settlement known as Cathkin Village was erected. The village sits adjacent to Cathkin High School. The land was a vacant plot off of Fifth Street in Heideveld. The people occupying the land are mostly elderly. Some pensioners have been on the[…]

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State of the Province Address heads to Mitchells Plain

This year, for the first time ever, the official Opening of the Western Cape Parliament, and this year’s State of the Province Address (SOPA), will take place at the Rocklands Civic Centre in Mitchells Plain. Premier Alan Winde welcomed the historical announcement by Speaker Masizole Mnqasela on Monday. The SOPA[…]

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‘The withdrawal of charges with conditions is unconstitutional’, says legal team of SANDF Major Fatima Isaacs

The legal representatives of South African National Defense Force (SANDF) major Fatima Isaacs will be heading to the Equality Court to challenge the policy which prohibited her from wearing a headscarf with her uniform. In a historic ruling on Tuesday, the military court withdrew the three disciplinary charges Isaacs faced,[…]

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Is Indemnity form the be-all, end-all

The death of 13-year-old Enoch Mpianzi has sent tremors through the country. The grade 8 Parktown Boys’ High School pupil was confirmed dead on Friday after he drowned while attempting to cross a river in a hand-made raft on a school orientation camp. The camp was held at a Nyati[…]

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