Bad smells, rubbish and stagnant water lead to the burnt home of Nomabali Maholwana. She lives in an old hostel in Langa’s Zone 24. Maholwana, who lives with 11 other family members, says she has been living in the hostel for more than 20 years, GroundUp reported. The hostels have not[…]
It was chaos on Cape Town’s roads on Tuesday morning as Langa residents embarked on a protest, bringing traffic and train services to a standstill. Metrorail’s central train service suffered a set-back after multiple incidents of vandalism were carried out overnight within the rail network. Between Bontheuwel and Langa Stations[…]
As part of its Langa Hostel Transformation Programme, the City of Cape Town have formally begun moving residents of the areas ‘hostel system’ in 463 new housing units situated on the Old Depot Site. The project aims to improve the living conditions of those currently living in the Apartheid-era hostels[…]
Construction on the City of Cape Town’s flagship hostel transformation project in Langa has been suspended due to ongoing protest action in the area, the City said in a statement on Tuesday. “While we respect the rights of residents to protest, this aggressive and illegal behaviour is utterly unacceptable,” said[…]
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