Philippi

 
Pupils Speak Out: 'They called us the 'K' word and told us to go back to the township'
Pupils Speak Out: 'They called us the 'K' word and told us to go back to the township'
The article you are about to read is part of a weekly series of comment pieces written by South African pupils about the problems they...
What the law has to say about evictions
What the law has to say about evictions
On October 4 2014, it will be 14 years since the Constitutional Court handed down its landmark judgment in the Grootboom housing case. The...
Law enforcement bounces around blame for Philippi evictions
Law enforcement bounces around blame for Philippi evictions
The police and the South African Board for Sheriffs have contradicted the City of Cape Town's version of the evictions in Philippi East on August...
Cops beat, humiliate evicted shack dwellers
Cops beat, humiliate evicted shack dwellers
In yet another crackdown on shack dwellers in Philippi East's "Marikana" settlement, dozens of shacks were demolished by the City of Cape Town's...
Rubble baron's dumping troubles pile up
Rubble baron's dumping troubles pile up
A few kilometres north of the plush suburbs of Cape Town, the farming community of Philippi produces 100 000 tonnes of fresh produce a...
Dumping damns Philippi wetland
Dumping damns Philippi wetland
In the early hours of his weekend sleep three months ago Stanley Smit realised there was water running through his room in Philippi East. Climbing...
Fight for Philippi: Cape farmland could lose ground to housing
Fight for Philippi: Cape farmland could lose ground to housing
Yet, despite research warning that the Philippi horticultural area, a mere 20-minute drive from the city centre, is crucial to the city's food...
[Slideshow]Food insecurity in Cape Town
[Slideshow]Food insecurity in Cape Town
The Philippi horticultural area in the Western Cape is a vital source of fresh vegetables for the city, but now this land is under threat.

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