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Wet worries for Cape Town’s poorest a perennial issue

A fortnight after an early winter downpour, a recently established informal settlement comes to terms with the Cape’s hydromorphology of seasonal floodplains.

Court must declare Cape Town’s ‘inhuman’ demolitions, evictions illegal, says law centre

The city argues that it is not carrying out evictions, but is acting against land invasions

Cape Town suspends metro cops involved in eviction of naked man

Four police officers are being investigated after a video of them evicting a man, who had been bathing at the time, was circulated on social media

SA activist seeks asylum in Ireland

Former Khayelitsha resident Bulelani Mfaco is leading a campaign for the protection of refugee rights in that country

Small towns not ready for level 3

Officials in Beaufort West, which is on a route that links the Cape with the rest of the country, are worried relaxed lockdown regulations mean residents are now at risk of contracting Covid-19

Covid-19 stigma: Revealing the pre-existing fault lines in our society

South Africans have an uncaring stigmatising and marginalising culture and it keeps people on the fringes of society with diminished opportunities in life

Khayelitsha residents ‘evicted twice’ during lockdown

Cape Town Metro dismisses criticism that it illegally evicted people from a Khayelitsha settlement during the Covid-19 lockdown, arguing it was only demolishing unoccupied shacks

Waterless Khayelitsha residents fear Covid-19

As the country prepares to go into lockdown, residents fear that they may be at a higher risk of contracting Covid-19

Salie-Hlophe accuses Goliath of lying and racism

In response to Goliath’s gross misconduct complaint, Salie-Hlophe says Goliath has ‘an unhealthy obsession with my marriage’

Khayelitsha’s kasi-style pizza joint

Nokuthula Sigaba proves pizza isn’t the preserve of white people. And Sweet ’n Lovely, the township’s first pizzeria, has many hungry fans

Khayelitsha’s people are still in the dangerous dark

Is the township safer five years after a commission of inquiry into policing issued recommendations on how to make it better?

Prasa leaves guards in the cold

Security guards, who face danger while protecting the rail system, will lose their jobs because the agency is ending contracts with providers

Whose responsibility is it anyway

A 2018 survey found that 51% of Gauteng residents don’t know which sphere is responsible for water and sanitation services

Editorial: The marginalised are still muzzled

If you live in Alexandra, Khayelitsha or a thousand other communities where the government has failed to deliver services, you are ignored

The Portfolio: Andy Mkosi

"I love storytelling. For me, the image, signifies that great element in my body of work, human interest."

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