Bad smells, rubbish and stagnant water lead to the burnt home of Nomabali Maholwana. She lives in an old hostel in Langa’s Zone 24. Maholwana, who lives with 11 other family members, says she has been living in the hostel for more than 20 years, GroundUp reported. The hostels have not[…]
By Anees Teladia It is no secret that many citizens in Cape Town are of the opinion that sporting complexes and facilities in some poorer communities are inadequately maintained and protected. The difficulties faced by the well known Collegians Rugby Club have been put under the spotlight after complaints that[…]
A fresh wave of protests kicked-off across South Africa on Monday morning, as angered township residents take to the streets to make their voices heard. However, the demonstrations aren’t just being confined to neighbourhoods and they’re having a drastic impact on the flow of traffic in Cape Town, Johannesburg and[…]
By Anees Teladia If concerns over safety of the consumption of the water supply in Cape Town weren’t enough for the City administration to address, they will certainly have to sink or swim when dealing with the urgent concerns raised by several communities regarding the high water tariffs imposed upon[…]
As violent protests flared up in several places in the country over the last week, it is likely that protesters are trying to draw politicians’ attention to their grievances. In the wake of the protests in Alexandra in the DA-governed Johannesburg municipality, the DA claimed that the protests are “ANC-fuelled[…]
The City of Cape Town has confirmed that costs to refurbish the Gugulethu Fire Station could potentially amount to R1 million. In a statement released on Thursday, the City said it will take several days to assess the damage caused to the station in protest action at 04h25 on Thursday[…]
Metrorail has voiced concern over recent fires and vandalism of its train carriages that has left the rail service operating at 52 per cent capacity, severely impacting service delivery for the already embattled rail network. In the latest incident at the weekend, the City’s Fire and Rescue Services responded to[…]
The case against seven Mitchells Plain residents involved in protest action in Highlands Drive, Mitchells Plain, has been postponed to August 30, 2018. They appeared in the Mitchells Plain Magistrate court on Monday. Eight residents have been charged for public violence after they participated in protest action on May 2.[…]
“IsiQalo” means ‘the beginning’ in isiXhosa. Residents of Siqalo informal settlement near Mitchells Plain, though, will have to wait a while still to see if they will be given a new beginning, as the land they are on is privately owned and apparently prone to flooding. Their future hangs in[…]
By Loushe Jordaan Grievances over alleged poor services and housing sparked a violent protest by residents from Phumlani Village in Pelican Park on Wednesday morning, disrupting traffic and forcing some parents to keep their children at home. Police members have been deployed to the Pelican Park area to maintain law[…]
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