City moves homeless people, but not without criticism

As citizens are repeatedly encouraged to remain indoors for the remaining 16 days of South Africa’s nationwide lockdown, concerns continue for those who don’t have a home to go to. In Cape Town alone there are still thousands of homeless who require protection from the coronavirus pandemic. The statistics are[…]

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Shelters prepare for Covid-19

Being told to self-isolate or work from home as the world grapples with Covid-19 is meaningless to people who rely on shelters for a bed and food. So how are some of South Africa’s shelters adjusting to the declaration by President Cyril Ramaphosa on Sunday that there should not be[…]

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Confusion over alleged homeless attacker’s release

There’s confusion around the whereabouts of a man arrested on Wednesday for the attempted murder of a homeless man in Pretoria. The 40-year-old was supposed to make his first court appearance at the Pretoria Magistrate’s Court on Friday, but prosecutors said he was released. Police say he remains in custody[…]

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The Boeber Run, a run with a purpose

With the close of Ramadan, many speak of their spiritual journeys through which they have worked to solidify a link with the Almighty through prayer and supplication. But for countless aid organisations, spiritual upliftment means harnessing one’s ability to assist those less fortunate. For the volunteers of an initiative, aptly[…]

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Ramadan through the eyes of the homeless

By Thakira Desai With the sound of the athan echoing from masaajid, Muslims throughout the Cape break their fast in harmonious scenes of family bonding, but this is not the reality for every fasting person. It’s a different story for the homeless people of Cape Town, who against the harsh[…]

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