Bonteheuwel

 
Stories can bridge divisions
Stories can bridge divisions
A drafty 1970s town hall in the Boland would not be where one would expect an electrifying evening of interracial discussion on a cold winter’s...
Betrayal adds to apartheid trauma
Betrayal adds to apartheid trauma
What do Bonteheuwel, Langa and Crossroads on the Cape Flats have in common? They are among the many communities that suffered oppression and...
‘Politicians woo us, but don’t stop Cape Flat gangs’
‘Politicians woo us, but don’t stop Cape Flat gangs’
Frustrated residents in Cape Town’s gang-ridden suburbs say they are expecting a deluge of politicians to canvas for votes ahead of the elections, but they don’t expect them to do much about combating gangsterism....
Struggle veterans lead the fight against gangsterism
Struggle veterans lead the fight against gangsterism
It started with just one police officer but then more formed a crowd around her. As they forced her to the ground, with bursts of stun grenades...
Under-siege Westbury seethes over killings
Under-siege Westbury seethes over killings
Heather Peterson (46) left her washing machine running when she went to collect the report card of a 10-year-old relative at the Westbury Primary...
Anti-gang protesters accuse police of targeting them instead of gangsters
Anti-gang protesters accuse police of targeting them instead of gangsters
A mass protest action against violence in Cape Town has raised concerns over seeming police inaction in the Mother City’s gang-dominated...
Arrests made in Cape Town shutdown protests
Arrests made in Cape Town shutdown protests
About 300 people are preparing to march from Bonteheuwel to the Bishop Lavis police station to demand the release of protesters arrested during the...
Communities attempt to shut down Cape Flats to protest gang violence
Communities attempt to shut down Cape Flats to protest gang violence
In the early hours of Tuesday morning, residents gathered in at least four communities in Cape Town in a united protest against gang violence.
Cosatu threatens W Cape shut down if province fails to deal with gangsterism
Cosatu threatens W Cape shut down if province fails to deal with gangsterism
Cosatu in the Western Cape has confirmed that it will file a section 77 notice on Tuesday after being approached by communities across the Cape...
Standing up for Bonteheuwel: 'We did it in 1976, and we will do it now'
Standing up for Bonteheuwel: 'We did it in 1976, and we will do it now'
In the ice cold dimly lit morning, an angry protester stands in front of a traffic light on Jakes Gerwel Drive outside Bonteheuwel, Cape Town,...
Shut down planned to protest gang violence in Cape Town
Shut down planned to protest gang violence in Cape Town
Across Cape Town, at least two communities have begun to shutdown in protest against gang violence. Kensington, 10 kilometres outside the city, was...
Cape Flats communities stand behind police while DA rallies for the army
Cape Flats communities stand behind police while DA rallies for the army
The deaths of six young men in the space of just two days have been described as unprecedented and has left the Bonteheuwel community, on the Cape...

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