Cape Flats

 
Women and children continue to bear brunt of violence on Cape Flats
Women and children continue to bear brunt of violence on Cape Flats
Hanna Abrahams* sits with her hands folded in her lap. With her shoulders slumped, she looks frail after being abused for 11 years, but she now...
Poetic lapses leaven life on the Cape Flats
Poetic lapses leaven life on the Cape Flats
WHAT WILL PEOPLE SAY?by Rehana Rossouw (Jacana)
Emile YX: Pushing the art of hip hop along
Emile YX: Pushing the art of hip hop along
Across the Cape Flats we are experiencing a peaceful awakening through music. The pioneer of this social upliftment is Emile Lester Jansen. ...
Three killed in Cape gang shooting
Three killed in Cape gang shooting
On Sunday, a third person died in hospital following a gang shooting on Saturday night in Mitchells Plain, Cape Town, Western Cape police said....
Grade one W Cape child shot on first day of school
Grade one W Cape child shot on first day of school
A seven-year-old boy was shot and wounded while on his way to his first day of school on Wednesday in a suburb on the outskirts of Cape Town...
For one night, the Cape Flats sparkles with hope
For one night, the Cape Flats sparkles with hope
Masieja Norton says there's a "model" staying in the house "down there" who's someone's date for the Silver Stream...
'Now he can help us save the Flats'
'Now he can help us save the Flats'
Six months ago, Taswell Kilian was using drugs. "I was taking tik, buttons, dagga … multichoice," he says.
Cape Flats: On the border of war and privilege
Cape Flats: On the border of war and privilege
It’s Friday night on the Cape Flats. The wind whips between the three-storey brick ­tenements, shaking the few lights that still work and...
Cape Flats fears return of Staggie
Cape Flats fears return of Staggie
The state witness who put notorious Hard Livings gang leader Rashied ­Staggie behind bars after she testified 10 years ago against the men who...
Gang rape, murder: Are these children truly 'born free'?
Gang rape, murder: Are these children truly 'born free'?
A mentally disabled teenage girl is gang raped by seven men. Her ordeal comes to light after a video of the crime goes viral and is picked up by the news...
Food and love where bullets fly
Food and love where bullets fly
Forty-year-old Mervyn Manuel surveyed the desolate stretch of land across the road from his children's primary school, which the locals call the...
Guard pleads guilty to schoolgirl's rape, murder
Guard pleads guilty to schoolgirl's rape, murder
Security guard Richard Engelbrecht, who on Wednesday pleaded guilty in the Cape High Court to the rape and murder of Cape Flats schoolgirl...

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