By Tauhierah Salie The Delft Community Police Forum has demanded action from their local police station, after a police constable was shot and killed and two others wounded in the area. In the early hours of Sunday morning, three officers were patrolling in Delft when they came under fire from[…]
By Tauhierah Salie A troop of South African National Defence Force (SANDF) members was deployed to Delft on Friday morning, in response to violent protests over high levels of crime and poverty. The SANDF was accompanied by the South African Police Service to the area where Blikkiesdorp residents blocked roads[…]
Police are investigating cases of murder and attempted murder after eight people came under fire in two separate incidents in Delft and Athlone on Thursday. In the first incident, five people were shot killed in the Blikkiesdorp settlement. It is believed they were seated near an open fire at the[…]
A nine-year-old girl has been raped in a toilet in Blikkiesdorp, allegedly by a 17-year-old boy who had been asked to look after her while the mother was out. The teen, who cannot be named, made his first appearance at the Bellville Magistrates’ Court on Friday where he faced a[…]
By Ra-ees Moerat Residents in Blikkiesdorp deem the compound as a camp built in ‘inhumane living conditions’ – frankly described as a “hell hole”. The area, which was established some 10-years-ago, acts as a temporary relocation for desperate families who await permanent low cost housing. HOPE – HIV Out-reach Programme[…]
By Thakira Desai Photos by Thakira Desai and freelance filmmaker, Steffan Siebel-Cortopassi In startling contrast to the inner city, VOC’s news team was this week left speechless upon witnessing the reality of life on the outskirts of the City of Cape Town, in an area that is aptly nicknamed ‘Blikkiesdorp’.[…]
Tensions among different gang groupings are spreading to more communities on the Cape Flats, with areas such as Bishop Lavis and Blikkiesdorp warning of increased gang violence. The gang violence, which occurred on separate occasions in the different areas, has caused death and lead to injuries. The search for an[…]
While the Blikkiesdorp community awaits relocation, the community has been battling to ensure that all school learners attend and remain in school. A recent report by children’s right organisation Molo Songololo indicated that within Blikkiesdorp, at least 40 children have been left without formal education for approximately two years, as[…]
Blikkiesdorp residents on Monday met with Mayor Patricia de Lille to discuss the plans for relocation. While the City of Cape Town has assured residents that the temporary relocation area is soon to be dismantled, residents are unimpressed by what they describe as the City’s inefficiency. Secretary of the Blikkiesdorp[…]
Last week, Blikkiesdorp residents met with Mayor Patricia de Lille to discuss community concerns, after which a meeting between the Mayor and the residents was scheduled for two weeks’ time. While those who attended the meeting said that the meeting was a success, in a community meeting held on Sunday,[…]
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