Langa township in Cape Town celebrates 100 years

Cape Town Mayor Geordin Hill-Lewis has announced a series of celebrations to mark the centenary of the establishment of Langa township. Plans include the restoration of historical monuments, precinct improvements and public participation in new heroes’ memorials. Official celebrations will commence on the first of next month and continue until[…]

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Chaos on CT roads as Langa residents protest

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[…]

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Langa residents begin move to new housing

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[…]

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Protest halts housing project in Langa

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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