More than 200 vulnerable workers working at the Pick ‘n Pay distribution centre in Philippi are currently engaged in a labour dispute with four labour broker companies over their current working conditions. The workers, supported by their labour adviser Nazeema Mohamed, are challenging Pick n Pay and the labour brokers[…]
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[…]
Judgement has been reserved in a case heard by the Western Cape High Court, brought by the Philippi Horticultural Area (PHA) Food and Farming Campaign against the City of Cape Town. The Philippi Horticultural Area Food and Farming Campaign is attempting to prevent the City from rezoning and developing parts[…]
Armed security staff employed by the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (Prasa) to escort train drivers were attacked and shot at by a group of unknown armed men in Philippi, Samora Machel, in Cape Town on Sunday, Prasa said. The driver of the vehicle was shot in the shoulder,[…]
The arrest of a group of people suspected of being involved the shooting of 11 people in the Marikana settlement in Philippi, which was highly publicised by Police Minister Fikile Mbalula, has turned out to be a dud. Ten people, eight of whom were pictured lying handcuffed on the road[…]
WARD councillor Fikiswa Nkunzana faces charges of fraud after she allegedly duped a Philippi man into paying R80 000 for a house belonging to someone else. Andile Komani said he met Nkunzana, an ANC councillor, in February 2014 when he needed a house for his family. “I met Nkunzana at[…]
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[…]
An old cement factory in Philippi has undergone a multimillion-rand metamorphosis and has now been launched as ‘The Hub’. This new building will be part of the burgeoning Philippi Village precinct that will, over the next few years, also include a four-storey hotel, a private hospital and an education zone[…]
Police used stun grenades to disperse a crowd of protesting school pupils outside the Western Cape education department’s offices on Friday, they confirmed. “[Police] members were met with resistance from the learners. Police started to used stun grenades in an attempt to defuse the situation,” Captain FC van Wyk said.[…]
President Jacob Zuma began a door-to-door campaign in Philippi, Cape Town, on Tuesday, as part of the ANC’s 103rd anniversary celebrations. Philippi residents started singing old struggle songs as Zuma emerged from his vehicle and walked over to a group of pensioners waiting in line to meet him. Hilda Sekeleni[…]
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