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Housing activists want probe into City of Cape Town ‘spying’

The City of Cape Town admits it monitors the social-media pages of housing activists but denies that this is spying, as tensions surrounding land occupations increase

Rich vigilantes have no fear of consequences

The City of Cape Town tacitly condones it when wealthy landowners behave illegally, something that is not the case if you’re poor

District Six hero dies before seeing his dream of return fulfilled

A key figure in the return of more than 1 000 claimants to Cape Town’s inner city, Shahied Ajam was working on a multi-billion rand land restitution project

Dan Plato: Cape Town is caring for the homeless despite rampant political campaigning

We have honoured President Cyril Ramaphosa’s request to put aside politicking and wish opposition parties would do the same

Cape Town homeless site criticised

Independent reports slam Cape Town’s Covid-19 homeless facility, but the city says conditions have improved since independent monitors visited

Strandfontein homeless site more a prison than a place of safety — Human rights report

Independent reports slam Cape Town’s Covid-19 homeless site, the city says things have improved since independent monitors visited the site

Letters to the editor: January 11 to 17

Dan Plato responds to Eusebius McKaiser's opinion piece

A racism lesson for Mayor Plato

Covert racism hides behind its willingness to throw a few of its own under the bus so it can maintain the status quo — but it’s still racism

Race row erupts after guards allegedly clear Cape Town beach of black people

Mayor of Cape Town Dan Plato dismisses claims by PPA security firm that it was working for the city authorities

Dan Plato elected as Cape Town mayor

Plato was elected by a majority, receiving 146 votes in council

Brett Herron resigns from DA claiming party blocked affordable housing

Herron is the latest to exit the party as it faces an exodus of councillors in the City of Cape Town

​DA hopefuls in race to become Cape Town mayor

Deputy mayor Ian Neilson has confirmed his application to take over the reins of the city at the end of October

Khayelitsha Inquiry: Key solutions to inefficient policing

Dan Plato, Western Cape Minister of Community Safety, drafted a plan of action to implement the findings of the Khayelitsha Commission of Inquiry.

Plato and the politics of gangland

Western Cape politician Dan Plato has accused the ANC of plotting with gangs to destabilise the province in a bid to wrestle control from the DA.

Toilet activist on Cape metro council

Cape Town's toilet saga will come under the spotlight again after Andile Lili moves into the metro council as a proportional representative.

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