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Daneel Knoetze

Daneel Knoetze

    Apartheid's bitter legacy taints Cape's new urban removals
    Apartheid's bitter legacy taints Cape's new urban removals
    Four hundred and sixty-four squat sheet-metal structures. A gravel precinct. That is all. This is Wolwe-rivier, Cape Town's newest relocation camp...
    Cape's eviction history repeats itself in the name of money
    Cape's eviction history repeats itself in the name of money
    The ominous official house calls to tenants of Cape Town's De Waal Drive flats have been happening since May 18.
    The Karoo's dwindling cart people still hear the call of the road
    The Karoo's dwindling cart people still hear the call of the road
    In the early 1990s more than a thousand karretjiemense eked out a living as nomadic sheep shearers trekking across the Great Karoo. That way of...
    Take back parliament for the people, declares R2K
    Take back parliament for the people, declares R2K
    The Right2Know campaign rally, which took place in the Cape Town CBD on Thursday was in response to events at the State of the Nation Address...
    Amended drone rules may violate privacy rights
    Amended drone rules may violate privacy rights
    Draft regulations for drone usage in South Africa do not have safeguards against the use of the devices by the state as weapons or to invade...
    R3.30 an hour: De Doorns child labour probed
    R3.30 an hour: De Doorns child labour probed
    Following allegations of child labour on a grape and mushroom farm in the Hex Valley, outside De Doorns, investigators have also...
    Life-saving Aids medicine out of stock in Gauteng
    Life-saving Aids medicine out of stock in Gauteng
    Amphotericin B is an essential medicine for treating cryptococcal meningitis – a large cause of death for people with HIV in South...
    Farm workers union Csaawu should be saved
    Farm workers union Csaawu should be saved
    The farm worker strike, which had turned violent by November 2012, started in the Hex River Valley, as workers led a revolt against low wages, arbitrary dismissal,...
    After decades in Walmer Estate, residents face eviction
    After decades in Walmer Estate, residents face eviction
    Sixteen shack-dwellers, including four children, will be left homeless when the sheriff enforces an eviction order in Walmer Estate this week.
    SAPS: R400 million firearms control system in shambles
    SAPS: R400 million firearms control system in shambles
    In its successful bid for the contract in 2003, Waymark proposed an IT system which would enable the police to track firearms and identify the...
    Hangberg: 'A view too good for poor people'
    Hangberg: 'A view too good for poor people'
    Naked and bound, Santonio Jonkers was dragged by his locks for 150 metres through fynbos and wattle trees, by an elite squad of police officers in...
    Shack dwellers celebrate as eviction squad pulls back
    Shack dwellers celebrate as eviction squad pulls back
    In a rare, last-minute abortion of a City of Cape Town Anti-Land Invasion Unit (ALIU) operation, the city deemed shacks that were apparently "put...