Manenberg

Day of chaos across the Cape Flats

By Loushe Jordaan Gilbert Unrest erupted across several communities on the Cape Flats on Tuesday, in what many believe is the start of worse things to come as a result of the national lockdown.  A business robbery at Modacks in Manenberg caused widespread damage to other businesses in surrounding areas,[…]

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Manenberg woman empowers locals through computer skills

Despite Manenberg’s bleak social and economic conditions, one woman is determined to make the local library a place of learning and skills sharing. Yumna Alexander, a second-year student at the Two Oceans Graduate Institution (TOGI) said she wants to help people do well for themselves and to prosper. Through the[…]

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MANENBERG MAN CAUGHT IN GUN BATTLE BETWEEN GANGSTERS, COPS DIES

A man who was wounded in a shooting in Manenberg, Cape Town, has died. The victim and another person were apparently caught in a gun battle between suspected gangsters and police on Thursday morning. Police and the Independent Police Investigative Directorate were investigating whether the men were shot by officers. Community leader[…]

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Opposition to the demolition of two Manenberg schools

The demolition of two Manenberg schools to make room for a new hospital has not gone uncontested. While the Manenberg community is believed to be on-board after being promised a “skills school”, other stakeholders have questioned the validity of the plans. The phasing out of pupil intake at Sonderend Primary[…]

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WCED concerned about the rapid increase of school violence

The Western Cape Education Department has raised concerns following a stabbing involving two learners at Manenberg Primary School. Two learners have been stabbed during an altercation on Monday at a Manenberg school. According to Education MEC spokesperson Jessica Shelver the two pupils are Grade 6 learners. Shelver said the caretaker of the school[…]

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