Cape Flats

 
PODCAST: Bowie the poet
PODCAST: Bowie the poet
In this episode we meet Anthero Bowie, a former gang member who is out of prison and trying to reinvent himself as a poet. 
‘Nommer 37’ goes beyond its Hitchcock influence
‘Nommer 37’ goes beyond its Hitchcock influence
“Nommer 37 is a movie about people, not gangsters,” goes the line director Nosipho Dumisa has been repeating in interviews about her...
As Cape Town drought bites, what is 'Day Zero'?
As Cape Town drought bites, what is 'Day Zero'?
Cape Town is in the grip of a catastrophic three-year-long drought as winter rains have repeatedly failed causing dam levels to drop to dangerously...
Calls for army patrols as gang violence spirals
Calls for army patrols as gang violence spirals
With rifles raised, police speed through the streets of Manenberg, responding to yet another call to quell violence in one of the country's most...
Police Minister's request that SANDF help fight crime has implications on many levels
Police Minister's request that SANDF help fight crime has implications on many levels
On Tuesday night, Police Minister Fikile Mbalula released a statement saying that he has requested the assistance of the South African National...
Of pain(t)ful pasts and parents
Of pain(t)ful pasts and parents
GRACE by Barbara Boswell (Modjaji Books)
Dreaming of exile – memories of a rainbow nation childhood
Dreaming of exile – memories of a rainbow nation childhood
For many South Africans who grew up in the post-1994 era, the myth of the 'rainbow nation' was a cornerstone of their childhood. Naledi...
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...

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