Heinz Park, a severely impoverished area that sits tucked away between Phillipi and Mitchells Plain was the home to murdered 14-year-old Janika Mallo who was found raped and bludgeoned to death in her grandmother’s yard last year, and since then, not much has changed in the poverty stricken area. Most[…]
The fallout from the coronavirus spread that has killed more than 83,000 people and wreaked havoc on economies around the world could push around half a billion people into poverty, Oxfam said on Thursday. The report released by the Nairobi-based charity ahead of next week’s International Monetary Fund (IMF)/World Bank[…]
Growing up in Saudi Arabia in the 1990s, I was acutely aware that Saudi society was divided along class lines. There was the royal family and the super-rich, the middle class and the poor masses – all strictly segregated socially and culturally. Like many other Saudi cities, Jeddah, where I[…]
Following media reports that the City of Cape Town has been ordered to halt the prosecutions of homeless individuals who are allegedly guilty of breaking by-laws, the City’s Mayoral Committee Member for Safety and Security has indicated that they will not review the bylaws because if anything, in the City’s[…]
While the uproar around the City of Cape Town’s fining of homeless people for various violations seems to have died down, the case involving seven homeless people against the City relating to the fines and the confiscation of property now has a third party involved – a group of attorneys[…]
With stories of evictions and the unlawful occupation of buildings increasingly occurring in Woodstock, Salt River and Observatory, the topic of spatial justice and the need for affordable housing in the inner city cannot be stressed enough. Just last week, Ndifuna Ukwazi’s Jonty Cogger explained that “we have to look[…]
A law firm representing a group of homeless people who were fined in terms of a controversial by-law swoop on the homeless sleeping in public places is taking the City of Cape Town to court to challenge the constitutionality of these actions. “In the long term we are looking at[…]
The City of Cape Town will be facing legal action after a local law firm agreed to a pro bono case, acting on behalf of seven homeless people who were issued fines for sleeping in public spaces. The City and local law enforcement have come under widespread public scrutiny and[…]
The leader of the controversial pressure group G@tvol Capetonian has accused the City of Cape Town of using “strong arm tactics” to silence the movement. Leader Fadiel Adams is facing criminal and civil charges after the #TotalShutdown protests organised for 8 August resulted in damage to public and private property[…]
A jarring juxtaposing of inequality can be found in dozens of places in South Africa, says Johnny Miller, the photographer whose work recently featured in the cover of Time magazine. Miller has been documenting such cases of rich and poor living side by side through aerial photographs for his project[…]
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