With stories of evictions and the unlawful occupation of buildings increasingly occurring in Woodstock, Salt River and Observatory, the topic of spatial justice and the need for affordable housing in the inner city cannot be stressed enough. Just last week, Ndifuna Ukwazi’s Jonty Cogger explained that “we have to look[…]
Management at Khayelitsha Hospital has apologised after a man with epilepsy was left lying on the floor in his own urine for hours. His partner had brought him to the hospital in the morning for treatment of severe fits, GroundUp reported. Nomvuzo Maponya, Luyanda Dyasi’s aunt, told GroundUp that she[…]
Ashleigh Furlong, GroundUp Three years after the Khayelitsha Commission of Inquiry completed its work, the Western Cape Government says “steady progress” is being made in the implementation of its recommendations, but the Social Justice Coalition (SJC) is less optimistic. The Office of Premier Helen Zille said in a statement this[…]
Residents of the Europe informal settlement in Nyanga are relieved following the removal of large mounds of rubbish which had piled up since December. The problem occurred when some residents refused to allow the City of Cape Town to use its expanded public works programme database to select community contract[…]
Residents of the Europe informal settlement in Nyanga are living with growing mounds of uncollected rubbish, due to a dispute between the City of Cape Town and residents over the employment of contract communal cleaners, GroundUp reported. “It is not just the stench which bothers us. Sometimes we find our[…]
Five campuses at Walter Sisulu University have been shut down and registration has been frozen following a dispute over fees, GroundUp reported on Tuesday. Students are demanding free registration for students from quintile one, two, and three schools and for students continuing their degrees. On Tuesday, students closed the Potsdam,[…]
Constitutional Court judge Edwin Cameron and his law clerks have published a scathing report of Pollsmoor Prison after visiting the remand centre – where awaiting trial prisoners are kept – and the women’s centre on April 23. Some of their findings are consistent with those reported by GroundUp in May.[…]
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