Lavender Hill

 
Ganglands heroes don’t wear capes
Ganglands heroes don’t wear capes
They don’t have the superpowers of the state, police or military. They don’t have access to networks and resources such as well-established...
Community police break ranks in Flats
Community police break ranks in Flats
Statistics show that 900 people have been killed in gang-related violence on the Cape Flats so far this year, and police volunteers risk suspension...
Drag queen’s push against gangs
Drag queen’s push against gangs
Elhaam Davids lives with her 10-year-old son, Lyle, in Rondom-Tik, an informal settlement adjacent to Lavender Hill. Loosely translated as...
Slice of life: Boarding through the bullets
Slice of life: Boarding through the bullets
I started a longboard group for girls in Lavender Hill in March last year. We meet every Sunday, and on the one day, we were boarding when we heard...
Body boost gives Lavender Hill's young minds a lift
Body boost gives Lavender Hill's young minds a lift
A far cry from its idyllic-sounding name, Lavender Hill has the reputation of being the most dangerous area in the Cape Peninsula. It’s a...