By Tauhierah Salie More than a third of a nationwide lockdown, which called on all citizens to stay indoors to reduce the spread of the coronavirus, has come and gone. And, after claiming more than two dozen lives on South African soil and infecting more than 1 800 others, the[…]
By Loushe Jordaan-Gilbert Addicted to drugs for 16 years, Elana Louw lost not only herself but also life as she knew it. The 32-year-old found herself roaming the streets of Wynberg, homeless and without a penny to support herself or her children. Louw said her life spiralled out of control[…]
The community of Parkwood is satisfied that gangsters are finally being brought to book. This after the man behind the wheel of the VW Golf involved in a drive-by shooting that claimed the life of a seven-year-old boy was handed a 42 year sentence on Thursday. Marlon Neehuis is the[…]
Desperate and frustrated – this is how the chairperson of the Parkwood Backyard Association in Parkwood, Dominique Booysen, described how some residents feel about the lack of housing in their community. Fresh demonstrations erupted in Parkwood and Ottery on Monday, after illegally erected shacks were dismantled. Residents resorted to burning[…]
Desperate and frustrated, this is how Chairperson of the Parkwood backyard association in Parkwood Dominique Booysen described how some residents feel about the lack of housing in their community. Booysen said residents are fed up after no progress was made since they were told that their housing needs would be[…]
While Parkwood residents await the City of Cape Town’s official response to their housing demands, community organisations have planned protest action in a bid to keep the momentum around their concerns alive. Residents of Parkwood held a symbolic protest on May 19, 2018, in which they erected temporary structures on[…]
After years of waiting on the City of Cape Town’s housing list, residents of Parkwood have been informed that land has been earmarked for their relocation. Residents of Parkwood in the greater Grassy Park met with ward councillor William Akim for a feedback session on the housing issue. The meeting[…]
Following recent violent clashes between Parkwood residents and police, ward councillor William John Akim and the sub-council manager, Fred Monk, are expected to inform residents on Wednesday evening about the way forward in addressing their housing concerns. Residents of Parkwood held a symbolic protest on May 19, 2018, in which[…]
The ward councillor of the Parkwood area, who was removed from his home for safety during violent protests over the weekend has come under fire by the community, amid accusations that he is fulfilling his duty to the community and not conveying how urgent demand for housing in the area.[…]
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