Fransina Sauls has been living and working on the Bock family farm in the Philippi Horticultural Area in Cape Town for nearly a decade. The building she and her family share with several families is falling apart. But the Bock family says they can do nothing; they are battling just[…]
While judgement has been reserved in the case brought by the Philippi Horticultural Area (PHA) Food and Farming Campaign against the City of Cape Town regarding permission granted for the development of land in the Philippi area, the spokesperson for the minister of environmental affairs and development planning in the[…]
Two men appeared in the Athlone Magistrate’s Court on Tuesday in connection with a deadly farm attack in Cape Town’s Philippi horticultural area. Sapho Mgxuati and Makwekwe Thumgela were arrested on Sunday afternoon after a shootout between police and a 10-man gang who robbed the vegetable farm. The state prosecutor[…]
Yesterday, the Philippi Horticultural Area (PHA) Food and Farming Campaign released documentation that would allegedly reveal how the City of Cape Town wasted tax payer’s money and ignored studies for protection of the PHA and a management plan, which the City allegedly commissioned. In recent months campaigners have been calling[…]
The organisers of the Philippi Horticultural Area (PHA) Food & Farming Campaign appear to be making progress after Heritage Western Cape denied the rezoning application for the U-Vest development. The PHA recently launched a campaign opposing the development of land, which impacts on the Cape Flats Aquifer – a vital[…]
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