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Bo-Kaap ‘fights off capture’
Bo-Kaap ‘fights off capture’
The Bo-Kaap community, led by the Bo-Kaap Civic and Ratepayers Association (Bokcra), has taken property development Blok to task for its association with a youth group in the suburb....
Cape Town private property developers on a ‘civic capture’ crusade, say residents
Cape Town private property developers on a ‘civic capture’ crusade, say residents
Concerns are growing in three Cape Town communities that private developers are muscling into local associations to get them to rubber- stamp...
Café is home away from home
Café is home away from home
Situated on the corner of Lower Main and Trill roads in Observatory, Cape Town, the Honeybun coffee shop looks on to a duvet of clouds that hang...
‘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....
Queer seniors left out in the cold
Queer seniors left out in the cold
For the past seven years, Derick de Kock has been working as a handyman at Cape Town’s Pride Shelter. In exchange for the “bit of everything”...
Banyana suffer 2-1 loss against Netherlands
Banyana suffer 2-1 loss against Netherlands
Two first half goals by the Netherlands were enough for see them beat Banyana Banyana 2-1 in the inaugural Winnie Madikizela-Mandela International...
Communities say Eskom tariff increase will make the cost of living unbearable
Communities say Eskom tariff increase will make the cost of living unbearable
Communities in Cape Town have made pleas to the National Energy Regulator of South Africa (Nersa) asking it to not grant Eskom annual tariff...
Clifton beach security company 'eff'd' up again' — City
Clifton beach security company 'eff'd' up again' — City
The City of Cape Town says the private security company Professional Protection Alternatives (PPA) usurped the role of the police when its guards...
A racism lesson for Mayor Plato
A racism lesson for Mayor Plato
The mayor of Cape Town, as is typical of many Democratic Alliance politicians, seems to be clueless about the nature of racism. After a private...
Enviro action plan for South Africa
Enviro action plan for South Africa
Last year came with myriad environmental disasters, including raw sewage flowing into our rivers. The intense heat and flooding of this festive...
Slice of life: My dream apartment
Slice of life: My dream apartment
Somewhere out there, between Ocean Drive and the sea, is a little flat that would love to see my shadow on its wall. Hear my voice offering Earl...
Drawing a line in the sand on racism
Drawing a line in the sand on racism
The Clifton fourth beach debacle shows up many of our moral ambiguities, such as indefensible levels of income inequality, access to land...

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