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Nyanga residents relieved after rubbish removed

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[…]

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Maggots in baby’s mouth as garbage piles up

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[…]

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Five campuses shut down at Walter Sisulu University

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,[…]

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Inside Pollsmoor’s cells of shame

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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